Pakistan army officer dies in firing from Afghan side of border

Pakistan Army officer killed in Khyber Agency

By Muhammad Luqman
An officer of Pakistan Army was killed during firing by terrorists from across the border in Rajgal, Khyber Agency, a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.
Terrorists fired from across the border on the newly established Pakistani border post in Rajgal, martyring Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, who was commanding the post when he got hit, the ISPR said.
Arsalan Alam, 22, was the only son of his parents with three sisters, family sources said.
Pakistan have established several posts in Rajgal valley to stop the cross-border movement of the militants, particularly the IS militants, who reportedly operate from parts of eastern Nangarhar province.
Pakistani ground forces, backed by air power, launched major operation in Rajgal in July this year after some militants revealed during investigations that they have contacts with the militants of IS in the Afghan side of the border .
The operation in Rajgal Valley, located at a height of nearly 4,200 meters above sea level, and had eight passes of which the militants would use to enter Pakistan for their activities, was concluded late in August.


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