Soldier martyred in exchange of fire with terrorists in North Waziristan

A soldier of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire with terrorists in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's North Waziristan district, the military said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), troops effectively engaged the terrorists’ location.

"However, during an intense exchange of fire, Sepoy Asmatullah Khan (age 28 years, resident of Mianwali), having fought gallantly, embraced shahadat," the statement added.

It further said that the sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.

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"The Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve," it further said.

On Tuesday, a Pakistan Army officer and a soldier embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in South Waziristan district.

“On night 11/12 April 2022, fire exchange took place between security forces and terrorists in general area Angoor Adda, South Waziristan District,” the military’s media wing said.

Troops effectively engaged the terrorist’s location and killed two militants. “Weapon and ammunition were also recovered from the terrorists,” it added.

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The ISPR said the militants remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces.

Last week, two soldiers were martyred and an officer injured during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) conducted by the security forces in Singi, near Mashkai in Balochistan.

According to the ISPR, the security forces conducted an operation in the area between the night of April 7 and 8 on the information of the presence of terrorists.

“During the operation, two valiant sons of the soil, Naik Tajwali and Sepoy Osama embraced Shahadat while one officer got injured,” the military’s media wing said.

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