Pak Army moves heavy artillery at border to ‘shock’ Afghanistan
The step has been taken to check cross-border infiltration. The development comes after various suicide attacks rocked Pakistan in last week and handlers of these attacks originated from Afghanistan.
Earlier, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets killed dozens of militants in a series of airstrikes in a tribal region along the Afghan border.
Pak Army said it had information that terrorists from across the border were behind Thursday’s suicide bombing at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine in southern Sindh. Hours after the bombing, Pakistani security forces launched a nationwide operation killing more than 100 terrorists.
The army on Friday summoned Afghan diplomats and handed them a list of 76 militants who, they say, were supporting terror activities in Pakistan.
The Pakistan army reportedly targeted a training camp of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar — the banned terror group which had claimed responsibility for the February 13 suicide bombing on Mall Road in Lahore and another suicide attack on the headquarters of the Mohmand Agency’s political administration on February 15. Some reports said several militants, including the deputy commander of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Adil Bacha, were killed in the strikes.
Pak-Afghan border also remains closed since Friday night due to security reasons.