October 17, 2016

Two Pakistan Army soldiers from 56 Punjab Regiment killed in firing from across Afghan border

Two security personnel were killed and another one was injured in firing from across the Afghan border in Angor Adda area of South Wazir­istan tribal region on Sunday.

Sources said that unidentified assailants targeted a check-post at Angor Adda from the Birmal area in Paktika province of Afgha­nis­tan at 9:46am with light and heavy weapons. Two security personnel, Idrees Khan and Arshad, were killed and Naek Saeed was injured.

The deceased belonged to the 56 Punjab Regiment.

The injured soldier was taken to a military hospital in Wana while the bodies were sent to the troops’ native towns.

The Pakistani forces returned fire and targeted the Afghan area from where the check-post came under attack. The firing from across the border then stopped.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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