Two FC soldiers martyred and five injured in Afghan cross border attack

Islamabad: At least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and five injured in a cross-border skirmish along the Pak-Afghan border late on Saturday night, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Originating from Afghanistan’s Khost province, the attack targeted FC troops conducting routine surveillance near the Laka Teega check-post in Lower Kurram Agency.

According to ISPR, the security officials have countered the attack while ensuring there were no civilian casualties.
Meanwhile, the political administration in Kurram Agency has said that the tribesmen from Bangash and other tribes have also started to assemble to aid security forces. An investigation has been launched into the cross-border firing incident.

In a separate incident, at least nine security personnel were injured when a military convoy came under attack in North Waziristan.

According to sources, the military convoy was traveling from Mirali to Khajori when it hit a roadside landmine near a security check post.

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