Pakistani soldier killed in firing from across Afghan border: army

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-29 13:56:19|Editor: huaxia

ISLAMABAD, July 29 (Xinhua) -- A Pakistani soldier has been killed in firing across the Afghan border, the Pakistani military said on Wednesday.

An army statement said that terrorists carried out a firing raid from the Afghan side of the bilateral border on a security forces' post in Bajaur district, a tribal district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

A soldier was killed in the firing, the statement from the army's Inter-Services Public Relations said.

Pakistani security officials have long been saying that militants have crossed border into Afghanistan as a result of major operations in the country's tribal regions.

The Pakistani militants routinely attack the border posts from the Afghan side.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have a nearly 2,600-km border, mostly porous. Pakistan is fencing the border with Afghanistan to block the movement of the militants. Enditem