3 Pak soldiers killed, 7 injured in terror attack along Afghan border


Islamabad: Three Pakistan soldiers were killed and seven others injured in a terrorist attack along the Pakistan-Afghan border on Wednesday, the army said.

A group of 60-70 terrorists from across the border attacked the security forces fencing the Pak-Afghan border in Alwara at North Waziristan district, an army statement said.

Three soldiers identified as Lance Naik Ali, Lance Naik Nazir and Sepoy Imdad Ullah were killed in the attack, while seven others were injured, it said.

Several terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing by the Pakistan Army, it added.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan want peace in Afghanistan.

Speaking to a visiting delegation of Afghan politicians, academicians, journalists and businessmen, Qureshi said, “Renewed push for political settlement of the conflict has created new hopes and opportunities for peace in Afghanistan and the region, which no one could afford to miss.”

He also highlighted Pakistan’s efforts to facilitate the ongoing peace process and expressed hope that the progress achieved so far will lead to a result oriented intra-Afghan dialogue.

Qureshi also said both sides need to work closely to deepen people-to-people exchanges and steer the two nations and the region towards a brighter and more prosperous future.