The Pakistani military has confirmed that three Pakistani soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in a clash with the militants close to Durand Line in North Waziristan.
According to a statement released by media wing of Pakistani military, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a group of 60 to 70 militants attacked the Pakistani soldiers in Alwara of North Waziristan, claiming that the militants used the Afghan soil to target the soldiers who were undertaking fencing efforts.
The statement further added that the Pakistani forces responded and repulsed the attack leaving several militants dead or wounded.
“While Pakistan security forces are solidifying border security through fencing and construction of forts to deny liberty of action to the terrorists, Afghan Security Forces and the authorities need to have more effective control in border region to support Pakistan’s efforts as well as deny use of Afghan soil against Pakistan,” the statement added.
The Pakistani military also added that Pakistan’s fencing efforts will continue despite “all such impediments”.