On 19 September 2022, terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border, opened fire on Pakistani troops in general area Dwatoi, North Waziristan District.

Rawalpindi - September 20, 2022

No PR-84/2022-ISPR

On 19 September 2022, terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border, opened fire on Pakistani troops in general area Dwatoi, North Waziristan District. Own troops responded in a befitting manner. As per credible intelligence reports, due to fire of own troops, terrorists suffered heavy casualties.

However, during the fire exchange, Sepoy Nazar Muhammad (age 34 years, resident of Jaffarabad), having fought gallantly, embraced shahadat.

Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan and expects that the Interim Afghan Government will not allow conduct of such activities, in future.

Pakistan Army is determined to defend Pakistan’s borders against the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve.

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