Two soldiers martyred during exchange of fire in Dera Ismail Khan

Two Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire that took place between Pakistan Army troops and terrorists in Dera Ismail Khan’s Darazinda District, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated on Saturday.

The military’s media wing furthered that Pakistan Army troops effectively engaged the terrorist’s location.

During the intense exchange of fire, according to the ISPR, Naik Sajid Hussain, 33, resident of Khushab and Sepoy Muhammad Israr, 26, resident of Attock, having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom.

“Sanitization of the area is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area,” added the ISPR.

Read: Two soldiers martyred as convoy comes under attack in North Waziristan

On October 23, a Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom after terrorists from inside Afghanistan opened fire on a military post in the Hassan Khel area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan District, the ISPR said.

The military’s media wing identified the martyred soldier as Assistant Lance Daffadar Waqar Ali, 32, a resident of Chota Lahore.

It added that the Pakistan Army troops responded in a befitting manner.

The ISPR further said Pakistan had consistently been requesting Afghanistan to ensure effective border management. “Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against [its neighbouring country],” it added.

The military’s media wing added that Pakistan Army was determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of its brave soldiers further strengthened its resolve.

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