A commander and a Pakistani army cipayo were martyred in an explosion of an improvised explosive device (FDI) near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the Mohmand tribal district, the military media wing said Friday.
Major Adeel Shahid and Sepoy Faraz Hussain "were victims of an FDI planted by border terrorists," tweeted the director general of Public Relations between Services (ISPR).
The squad under the martyr officer was supervising the fencing work in an area "that he carried [a] critical infiltration route, "added the ISPR.
Maj Adeel belonged to Karachi while Sepoy Faraz came from the Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The incident occurs less than a week after four Army soldiers were martyred and another was injured in two separate incidents of militant shooting near the Afghan border.
The first of those incidents occurred in the tribal district of North Waziristan, where the criminals opened fire on a routine patrol group of security forces near the Abba Khel area in Spinwam tehsil, claiming the life of Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, 23 years. Two malefactors were also killed. in the subsequent exchange of shots.
The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the ambush.
In the second incident in Dir, suspected terrorists had opened fire from the other side of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border against Pakistani troops that were occupied on the border fence. Three soldiers were martyred.
After the attacks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Afghan Affairs Officer to file a formal protest against the incidents.
Pakistan has already surrounded a portion of more than 900 kilometers of the Afghan border in an attempt to prevent the movement of criminals and terrorists between the two countries.
Pakistani forces have also carried out a series of operations against militant groups in the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the years. While authorities say the area has been largely pacified, small attacks continue to occur.