Pak soldier killed in firing along Afghan border
A Pakistani soldier was killed in cross-border firing from the Afghan side in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, officials said.
An army statement said that terrorists carried out a firing raid from the Afghan side of the bilateral border on a security forces’ post in Bajaur district, Xinhua news agency reported.
Pakistani security officials have long been saying that militants have crossed border into Afghanistan as a result of major operations in the country’s tribal regions.
The Pakistani militants routinely attack the border posts from the Afghan side.
Pakistan and Afghanistan have a nearly 2,600-km border, mostly porous. Pakistan is fencing the border with Afghanistan to block the movement of the militants.