Captain among two martyred in cross-border terrorist attack in Bajaur Agency

10 militants killed in clash on Pakistan Afghan border

In a series of tweets, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said that Pakistan has done its part including cleared all areas of terrorists, border fencing, building new check posts, enhanced presence along Pak-Afghan border and established of crossing points.

According to ISPR, the militants launched attack from border areas of Afghanistan.

In a statement issued on Monday, the ISPR said that terrorists from Afghanistan side attempted an attack on Pakistani posts along the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur agency.

The killed soldiers were identified as Captain Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham. "More efforts required on Afghan side by all stake holders". Elimination of terrorists' sanctuaries in Afghanistan and effective Afghan border security is required.

Two security personnel, including a captain, and 10 terrorists were killed today in exchange of fire during an attack on a security check post in Pakistan's restive northwest Bajaur Agency, bordering Afghanistan.

Lives of forces and citizens equally precious on both sides of the border, he added.

Over recent decades members of the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and other groups have operated with impunity in the region, crossing the colonial-era frontier at will.

Islamabad and Kabul regularly accuse each other of supporting or failing to curb militants who cross the largely open border to carry out attacks.

In March, Pakistan began fencing much of its border.

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