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Security forces foil cross border attack from Afghanistan, kill seven terrorists

Security forces foil cross border attack from Afghanistan, kill seven terrorists

RAWALPINDI At least seven terrorists were killed and three others wounded when terrorists from across the border from Afghanistan attacked Pakistani border post.

In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), terrorists from across the border fire raided Pakistani border post in North Waziristan.

Security forces effectively responded to the attack, killing seven terrorists on the spot and wounding three others in an exchange of fire.

On September 28, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa had confirmed death sentences awarded to 11 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism.

A statement issued by the military had said that the terrorists were involved in killing of 69 persons including 49 civilians, 20 Armed Forces and Police Officials – while a further 148 people were injured in the attacks.

“Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by special military courts. Besides, 4 convicts have also been awarded imprisonment,”the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

Pakistan has been fighting terrorists since 2004, when militants displaced by the US-led invasion of Afghanistan began a campaign in border tribal areas.

The military courts allow the army to try civilians on terror charges.They were established in the wake of a December 2014 Taliban massacre at an army-run school in Peshawar that killed over 150 people, mostly school children.

Following that attack the government lifted the moratorium on the death penalty. Scores of militants have since been condemned to death. Security has dramatically improved in Pakistan since then. But in April 2017, parliament voted to extend the courts for another two years.

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