Rawalpindi (October 17, 2017): Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military has dismissed reports of drone strike in Kurram Agency along Pak-Afghan border.
According to the details, after the reports killing of 31 people in US drone attack at Pakistan-Afghanistan border, media wing of military Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) has categorically denied the reports and said there have been no recent drone strikes inside the Pakistani territory.
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In a statement issued here Tuesday, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said, “There has been no air violation along Pak-Afghan border in the area nor any drone strike in Kurram Agency as being misreported by few.”The military spokesman said, “Military Operations are being conducted in Khost and Paktia, Afghanistan by Resolute Support Mission (RSM)/Afghan Forces, opposite Kurram Agency. During last 24 hours, number of Air engagements have taken place in those areas inside Afghanistan with reports of heavy losses to Terrorists.”
It clarified that the sound of aerial bombardment in the region was actually due to joint operations being conducted in the eastern Afghan provinces of Khost and Paktia by the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and Afghan forces.“The terrorists have faced heavy loss in these attacks and Pakistan in touch with Afghanistan forces and are timely communicating as the situation appeared,” ISPR clarified,
ISPR denouncing he news from some local TV channels responded that, “News regarding Drone strikes inside Pakistan territory are baseless and unfounded.”
As a follow up of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s visit to Afghanistan, coordination between the forces has enhanced, he said and added that RSM timely shared details about the said operation within Afghan territory.
Based on timely sharing, Pakistan Army is vigilant as Anvil on own side along Pak-Afghan border.
A better security coordination will take both countries towards enduring peace and stability defeating the common enemy.