Three soldiers of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom while five terrorists were gunned down in cross-border attacks on Pakistan Army posts in North Waziristan on Friday.
The Pakistan army personnel revolted multiple cross-border attacks and fire raids on its posts along Pakistan-Afghanistan border area.
According to a statement of ISPR, several terrorists from across the Pak-Afghan border attempted multiple physical and fire raids on Pakistan Army posts in Shawal, an area of North Waziristan Agency.
“Security forces valiantly repulsed all attempts to overrun posts and inflicted major damage.”
During the exchange of fire, three Pakistan Army soldiers also embraced martyrdom, the ISPR added.
The soldiers martyrs included Havaldar Iftikhar, Sepoy Aftab, and Sepoy Usman.
The cross-border attacks by terrorists came two days after the killing of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s Kunar province.
Mullah Fazlullah, who led the TTP from 2013, was killed in the US strike on Wednesday by US forces.
The slain TTP chief was the region’s most-wanted militant, notorious for attacks, including a 2014 Peshawar school massacre that killed 132 children and the 2012 shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
In March, the United States offered a $5 million reward for information on Mullah Fazlullah.