Islamabad (AFP) – 07/02/2022. 04:18
Fire from Afghanistan kills 5 Pakistani soldiers
- At least 5 Pakistani soldiers were killed by fire from neighboring Afghanistan, Islamabad announced
- This comes days after separatists in southwestern Balochistan killed nine Pakistani soldiers
- The “Pakistan Taliban” is in a stronger position with the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan to power
At least 5 Pakistani soldiers were killed by gunfire from Afghanistan Neighboring Islamabad also announced Sunday, in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.
This comes days after separatists in Balochistan In the southwest of the country, nine Pakistani soldiers were killed in a series of attacks that officials said were planned from Afghanistan and India.
After seizing power in August, the Taliban group in Afghanistan pledged that it would not allow terrorist groups to operate from the country. Pakhtunkhwa news.
The “Pakistan Taliban” has become in a stronger position with the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan to power and has intensified its attacks since the expiry of a truce it reached with the government last year.
Although the Afghan Taliban are separate from the Pakistani ones, the two groups share the same ideology and are made up of populations on both sides of the border.
The Pakistani Taliban announced that it had killed six Pakistani soldiers in the attack, which occurred on Saturday night, but the army’s public relations agency announced the killing of five soldiers.
“Our forces responded appropriately,” he said, adding that “the terrorists have suffered heavy losses.”
“Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan territory by terrorists,” he added.
He stressed that the army is “determined to defend Pakistan’s borders from any terrorist threat and such sacrifices by our brave elements further strengthen our resolve.”