Defence Minister Khawaja Asif mentioned in a statement on Tuesday that Pakistan has right to take action against terrorists based across its border with Afghanistan because it would not remain quiet on martyrdom of their troops. Meanwhile, five Pakistani troops embraced martyrdom yesterday in an attack by terrorists, based across the border, on Pakistani ckeckpost in Mohmand Agency.
The military’s information wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), confirmed that soldiers embraced martyrdom while foiling a terrorism bid on three border checkpoints in Mohmand Agency on Sunday night. It was explained that the shootout took place between army personnel and terrorists, leaving at least 15 militants dead. Chief of Army Staff General, Qamar Javed Bajwa, was quoted as saying that “terrorists must be denied freedom of movement along the border” as he lauded the immediate response of the personnel while also expressing grief over the loss of precious lives.