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3 Pakistani troops killed, 7 wounded in cross border attack

3 Pakistani troops killed, 7 wounded in cross border attack

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May 01, 2019 - 20:52

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Three Pakistani troops were killed and seven others wounded during a clash with militants in North Waziristan region near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, the Pakistani military said on Wednesday.

The military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement said a group of 60 to 70 terrorists from bases in Afghanistan attacked Pakistaninfo-icon Army troops undertaking fencing efforts along the Pak-Afghan border in Alwara, North Waziristan.

According to the statement, the Pakistani troops effectively responded and repulsed the attack, killing and injuring scores of terrorists.

The military's media wing added that Pakistan's fencing efforts will continue despite "all such impediments".

Pakistan has been erecting a fence along its western border to stop illegal influx of terrorists and smugglers from Afghanistan who often use infrequent routes to enter Pakistan. However, the government in Kabul has been opposing the move.

There has been no claim of responsibly for the attack.

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