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Pak soldier killed in firing along Afghan border

Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) A Pakistani soldier was killed in cross-border firing from the Afghan side in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, officials said.

An army statement said that terrorists carried out a firing raid from the Afghan side of the bilateral border on a security forces’ post in Bajaur district, Xinhua news agency reported.

Pakistani security officials have long been saying that militants have crossed border into Afghanistan as a result of major operations in the country’s tribal regions.

The Pakistani militants routinely attack the border posts from the Afghan side.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have a nearly 2,600-km border, mostly porous. Pakistan is fencing the border with Afghanistan to block the movement of the militants.

–IANS

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