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Firing from Afghanistan: Two FC men martyred in Kurram Agency

RAWALPINDI: Two Frontier Corps (FC) KP soldiers were martyred and five injured on Sunday when they were fired upon from Afghanistan in Kurram Agency.

According to a statement issued here by then Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the FC KP troops were carrying out routine surveillance along the Pak-Afghan border for plugging of gaps and making necessary preparations for starting fencing in that area. Pakistani troops are exercising maximum restraint so as to avoid any Afghan civilian casualties.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office protested with Kabul the killing of its two soldiers by the Afghan forces while working on border fencing.

In a statement, the Foreign Office urged the Afghan government to thoroughly investigate

the incident and take firm action against those responsible for the incident. It was further emphasised that cooperation from Afghan side for effective border management was important for preventing cross-border movement of terrorists and militants. The Afghan officials blamed that the Pakistani troops crossed on to their side of the border, prompting a response by border forces and the local tribal force.

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