Military vehicles ambushed before an intense firefight in the North Waziristan region, according to the army.
Six Pakistani soldiers were killed in a clash with the Pakistani Taliban near the border with Afghanistan, according to an army statement, which added that four armed fighters belonging to the armed group were also killed.
“On August 22, 2023, (a) firefight took place between our own troops and terrorists in the general area of Asman Manza, South Waziristan district,” the ISPR’s media wing said on Tuesday. Pakistani army.
He confirmed that “six brave soldiers who fought valiantly embraced martyrdom after an intense firefight” and “four terrorists were sent to hell, while two terrorists were injured”.
The military said the clash took place in North Waziristan.
THE pakistani talibanknown as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters ambushed two military vehicles.
Brigadier Saad Muhammad, a former Pakistani military official who also served as a defense attaché in Afghanistan, said Pakistan’s special representative for Afghanistan, Asif Durrani, visited Kabul last month and shared concerns of Islamabad regarding cross-border attacks.
“I think if Pakistan has aired its grievances to the Afghan government because of cross-border militancy, the Afghan Taliban will need time to control the militants on their border,” Muhammad told Al Jazeera.
“It’s not like a switch that you can turn on or off. Pakistan is expected to give time until at least the end of the year. If there is a reduction in violent attacks across the border, then that is good for us. »