Pakistani soldiers killed in Afghan border attack

10 militants killed in clash on Pakistan Afghan border

"Terrorists from the Afghanistan side attempted an attack on Pakistani posts along the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency".

Pakistan Tuesday strongly condemned the cross-border terrorist attack at Pakistani check posts in Bajaur Agency on November 13 that resulted in the martyrdom of two Pakistani military personnel - Captain Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham.

According to ISPR, the militants launched attack from border areas of Afghanistan. The statement did not specify when the incident happened but a security official told AFP it was on Monday.

The ISPR said that absence of Afghanistan government's writ on Afghan side of the border like many other areas facilitate terrorists to undertake such attempts.

The uneasy neighbors, both of which are important US allies, accuse each other of harboring militants on either side of the border, and their two armies have exchanged fire across it during periods of tension over recent years.

Islamabad urged Kabul to take immediate action against terrorists and militant groups finding sanctuaries in the war-torn country to target Pakistani security forces, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

In March, Pakistan began what it said were plans to fence much of the border, which follows the so-called Durand Line that was drawn by British rulers in 1896. But the fencing threatens to disrupt the daily lives of communities who have traditionally paid the frontier little heed.

They now face stricter controls and must use official crossing points, which are subject to delays and frequent closures.

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