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Pakistan paying price for security vacuum on Afghan side of border: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor  Monday said that Pakistan was paying the price for a security vacuum on Afghan side of the border.

In a series of tweets, the DG ISPR talked about Pakistan Army captain and a soldier, who were martyred  when terrorists from Afghanistan’s side attempted attack on Pakistani posts along Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Pakistan had done its part by clearing all areas, fencing, new posts, enhanced presence along the border and establishing crossing points.

“Lives of forces and citizens equally precious on both sides,” he said asserting elimination of terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan and effective border security.

Captain Junaid Hafeez embraces martyrdom in terrorists attack from Afghanistan

Rawalpindi (Monitoring Desk): According to Director General Inter Services Public Relations General Asif Ghafoor that Captain Junaid Hafeez and sepoy Raham has embraced martyrdom in terrorists attack from Afghanistan.

Around eight to 10 suspected terrorists were killed in retaliatory fire by the armed forces, ISPR said.

“Terrorists from  Afghanistan side attempted [an] attack on Pakistani posts along Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency. The attempt was effectively responded killing 8-10 fleeing terrorists while many seen running back injured,” ISPR said.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Capt Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham.

“The absence of Afghan [state] writ on [the] Afghan side of the border, like many other areas, facilitate terrorists to undertake such attempts,” ISPR said.