22-year-old lieutenant martyred in attack on Rajgal valley border: ISPR

Arsalan Aalam

A lieutenant was martyred in a terrorist attack on the Pakistani border in Rajgal valley, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said on Saturday.

The press release said the Pakistani post was attacked from the other side of the border. Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, the commanding officer of the post got hit and was killed. He was 22 years old.

The Pakistan Army recently concluded Operation Khyber IV in the Rajgal valley and declared that the area was cleared off terrorists. However, Director General ISPR, Major Asif Ghafoor had said that the army cannot carry out operations against terror elements present on Afghan soil.

“We took action in the border belt area at the cost of certain reservations from Afghanistan; but we cannot take action against terrorist infrastructure deep inside Afghanistan as a responsible country, as it is a sovereign country and has their own force, and the Resolute Support mission is also there,” he had said.

Source: Dawn

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