Army Chief for heightened Afghan border security

Army Chief for heightened Afghan border security

Afghan Border Security News

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the response by Pakistani troops to last night cross-border terrorists’ attack in Mohmand Agency.

He underscored the need for required physical presence in Pak-Afghan border area for matching and effective border security.

“Terrorists are common threat and must be denied freedom of movement/ action along the border,” the COAS said.

Expressing grief on loss of precious lives, the COAS hailed the sacrifice made by the brave sons of soil.

Five Pakistani soldiers and 10 militants were killed in a coordinated overnight raid at several border posts on the frontier with Afghanistan, the military said Monday.

Pakistan’s military issued a brief statement providing casualty figures, without mentioning which militant group was involved.

“Effective presence, vigilance and response repulsed (the) terrorists’ attempt,” it said.

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa “hailed the sacrifices” of the Pakistan soldiers and called for greater numbers to man the border, according to the statement.

The raid came at a time of heightened tension between the two countries, with Islamabad blaming Kabul for a recent spate in militant assaults that killed 130 people in February, after a relatively long lull in violence.

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