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Two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on post near Afghanistan

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PESHAWAR: Militants in Afghanistan fired across the border at a Pakistani army post in a former local Taliban stronghold, killing two soldiers, the Pakistani army said on Wednesday.
The cross-border shooting took place in the North Waziristan district in the country’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the armed forces said in a statement. He did not say when the attack occurred, but said Pakistani troops responded to the fire appropriately, without giving further details.
It was unclear if there were militant casualties. The army condemned the continued “ use of Afghan land for terrorist activities against ” Pakistani troops and said Pakistan had consistently asked Kabul to ensure effective border control on its side.
North Waziristan served as the headquarters of the Pakistani Taliban until the military secured it in 2015 with a series of operations. However, attacks by isolated militants against troops and such cross-border violence have continued, raising fears that the Pakistani Taliban are regrouping in the border region with Afghanistan.
The Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, are a separate insurgent group from the Afghan Taliban, although militant groups in Pakistan are often interconnected with those on the other side of the border.
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