2 Pakistani troops killed in attack on post near Afghanistan – News Vibe24

    2 Pakistani troops killed in attack on post near Afghanistan - Times of India
    PASHAWAR: Fighters in Afghanistan fired across the border at a Pakistani army at a former local Taliban stronghold, killing two soldiers, the Pakistani military said on Wednesday.
    The cross-border firefighting took place in the North Waziristan region of the country’s northwestern province of Kibraj, according to an army statement. He did not say when the attack took place, but said Pakistani troops had responded appropriately to the fire, without elaborating.
    It was not clear if there were any combat casualties. The military has condemned the continued “use of Afghan territory for terrorist activities” by Pakistani troops, saying Pakistan had consistently called on Kabul to ensure effective border control.
    North Waziristan served as the headquarters of the Pakistani Taliban until the military secured it in 2015 with a series of operations. However, isolated militant attacks on troops and such cross-border violence continued, raising fears that the Pakistani Taliban were concentrated in the area bordering Afghanistan.
    The Pakistani Taliban, also known as the Taliban Pakistan, is a separate insurgent group from the Afghan Taliban, although Pakistani militant groups are often linked to those crossing the border.

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