Pakistan Army Moved Artillery And Al-Zarrar Tanks To Torkham Border

Pakistan Army Moved Artillery And Al-Zarrar Tanks To Torkham Border.

Major Jawad was injured yesterday while inspecting artillery. Total number of persons injured since Monday is 14 that includes two security personnel.

Military stated that Major Ali Jawad’s body would be returned to his family in the southwestern city of Quetta later today with army protocol.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid a tribute to the late officer, saying he sacrificed his life in defense of his country. Funeral prayer of the martyred officer was offered in Peshawar which was attended by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif among scores of others.

An Afghan soldier has been killed after border forces exchanged gunfire with Pakistani soldiers at the main crossing point between the two countries.

The overnight fighting at the Torkham crossing began shortly after 9pm (16:00 GMT) on Sunday. Pakistani officials said eight civilians were wounded, while Afghan authorities said there were six injuries on its side of the border.

A curfew has been declared at the Pakistani Landi Kotal town, which lies at the edge of the Khyber Pass, the main entrance to Afghanistan.

Pakistan Army Moved Artillery And Al-Zarrar Tanks To Torkham Border

 

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