At least 12 militants were killed when the Pakistani military repelled a major terrorist attack on two border posts in the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, the military’s media wing said.
“The brave soldiers fought bravely and repulsed the attacks inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.
According to the statement, the clash started after a large group of terrorists equipped with the latest weapons attacked two Pakistani military posts closer to Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
The military posts were already on high alert because of a heightened risk environment, according to the press statement.
However, during the fierce firefight, four brave soldiers who had fought valiantly embraced Shahadat, the statement added.
The press release stated that the Pakistani security forces are committed to ending the threat of terrorism and that such “sacrifices made by our brave soldiers only serve to reinforce our resolve.”
The statement emphasised that the interim Afghan government must uphold its commitments and prevent terrorists from using Afghan territory to carry out attacks