10 killed in clash on Pakistan-Afghan border

Pakistan Army captain sepoy martyred in cross-border attack from Afghanistan 10 terrorists killed in retaliation

The ministry also insisted that the Afghan government strengthen border management in order to prevent cross-border attacks on Pakistan forces.

This was also demonstrated earlier this month when elements inimical to peace and security in the region had targeted and martyred a Pakistani diplomatic official in Jalalabad.

Pakistan on Tuesday called upon the Afghan government to take immediate action against the terrorists and terror groups finding sanctuaries in Afghanistan to target Pakistani security forces, a day after a cross-border terrorist attack on an army checkpost in Bajaur Agency resulted in the martyrdom of two Pakistani soldiers.

It blamed the absence of Afghan authority on the Afghan side of the border for encouraging militants to plot such attacks. "The attempt was effectively responded killing 8-10 fleeing terrorists, while many seen running back were injured", the ISPR said in a statement.

At least eight militants were shot dead and two Pakistani soldiers killed following a skirmish along the restive border with Afghanistan on Monday, the military said, as Islamabad tries to tighten its grip on the frontier. Bajaur is one of seven semi-autonomous tribal regions along the porous border, where the Pakistani army has launched a series of operations against the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan since 2014.

At least ten terrorists were killed in retaliation at the border.

Military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Pakistan is paying price for security vacuum on Afghan side of the border.

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