Pakistan lodges protest with Afghanistan over cross-border firing


Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan over cross-border firing in which four Pakistani troops were killed and as many wounded when Afghanistan-based militants attacked a military check post with rockets in the Khyber Agency on Sunday.

According to the Express Tribune, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that rounds fired by terrorists from the Afghanistan side hit an 8,000-feet-high Pakistani post in the Akhandwala Pass.

Pakistani troops gave a matching response and succeeded in eliminating the group of terrorists, said ISPR.

The bodies of the soldiers were flown to Peshawar from where they will be sent to their native villages for burial.


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