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Gunfire from Taliban-held territory kills Pakistani soldiers

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Cross-border gunfire killed two Pakistani soldiers stationed in the Malakand Division of Pakistan today. The shots were fired from Taliban-held Kunar Province, and provoked an armed response that Pakistan claims killed "two or three" attackers. It is unclear whether the Taliban or another militant group engaged the Pakistan Army. Both cases suggest a worsening security situation for Pakistan, that despite its history as one of the Taliban's foremost international supporters, the country is nevertheless not safe from a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Today's events are the latest in a series of incidents that suggest the Taliban is incapable of preventing terrorists from operating within its borders, with deadly international consequences.

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