ISLAMABAD - At least five militants were killed and four others wounded as security forces responded to an attack by terrorists on Pakistan Army posts at the Pak-Afghan border in Rajgal area of Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency yesterday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR), a soldier of Pakistan Army also embraced martyrdom after the terrorists opened fire on the recently established Pakistan Army posts.

According to the ISPR, exploiting the absence of any control in Afghan border areas, the militants attacked the posts of the Pakistan Army, however, the troops responded effectively and inflicted a crushing loss on the attackers.

The ISPR confirmed the death of five militants and injuries to four others. One soldier, identified as sepoy Muhammad Ilyas, embraced martyrdom, the ISPR said.

In August, the ISPR announced the conclusion of Khyber-4 Operation in the agency which included clearing the areas on the Pakistani side of the border.

Pakistan began fencing the Pak-Afghan border earlier this year to prevent terrorists from crossing into the country from Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, during the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua maintained that terror groups were not functioning in Pakistan, but they were operating from across the border.

“In Afghanistan, 45 percent of the country is not under government control, which is why the Haqqani network and other terror groups do not need a safe haven in Pakistan,” she said.