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Firing from Afghan soil kills 2 Pak soldiers

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed and one sustained injuries in firing from across the border targetting an outpost in the restive tribal region.

The incident occurred yesterday when firing hit soldiers in Angor Adda area of South Waziristan, one of seven tribal region along border.

Security sources said the firing from Birmal area in Paktika province of targeted a Pakistani outpost.

"Two security personnel were killed and another injured," sources said.

They were part of 56-Regiment stationed in the area to fight militants.

No group claimed responsibility of the attack.

Militants fled across the border to after operations by Pakistani security forces.

Sources said that soldiers returned fire, hitting the area from where the firing had come though the losses on the other side were not known so far.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 12:02 IST