- Pakistan's security forces are driven to get rid of the threat of terrorism, and these sacrifices by our soldiers only make us more determined.
- The brave people of Chitral stand with the security forces to make sure that attackers don't destroy the peace in the area, the ISPR said.
The army said that at least four Pakistani troops were killed and seven others were hurt when Taliban militants attacked two border checkpoints in the troubled Chitral district of northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday. The army’s media arm, Inter Services Public Relations, said that “a large group of terrorists with the latest weapons” attacked two military posts near the border with Afghanistan in the Kalash area of Chitral district.
It said that during the exchange of fire, four troops “fought gallantly” and were killed. It also said that the area was being cleaned up to get rid of any other terrorists who might be nearby.
“During the exchange of fire, 12 terrorists were sent to hell, and a large number were seriously hurt,” said the statement.
The attack on the Ostai security checkpoint and the Janjeerat Koh checkpoint in the Chitral district was blamed on the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
A source said that in the attack on the security checkpoint in Ostai, two troops were killed and four others were hurt. In the attack on the security checkpoint in Janjereet, two soldiers were killed and four others were hurt.
The hurt people were taken to the Chitral Scouts Hospital, and one of them, who was badly hurt, was flown to the Combined Military Hospitals in Peshawar by helicopter.
Four helicopters had to make emergency landings at the Chitral airport to deal with the problem, according to sources.
“Pakistan’s security forces are driven to get rid of the threat of terrorism, and these sacrifices by our soldiers only make us more determined. The brave people of Chitral stand with the security forces to make sure that attackers don’t destroy the peace in the area, the ISPR said.