Three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kurram district on Tuesday, the military’s media affairs wing said in a statement. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), terrorists inside Afghanistan opened fire on Pakistani troops in the general area of Kharlachi. The Pakistan Army troops responded in a “befitting manner,” it said. During the exchange of fire, three soldiers embraced martyrdom, the ISPR statement added. They were identified as 32-year-old Naik Muhammad Rehman, 34-year-old Naik Maweez Khan and 27-year-old Sepoy Irfan Ullah. Citing credible intelligence reports, the ISPR added that the terrorists suffered heavy casualties. The ISPR went on to say that it strongly condemned the “use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan”, adding that it expected the Afghan government not to “allow the conduct of such activities in the future”. “[The] Pakistan Army is determined to defend Pakistan’s borders against the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the ISPR added.