Two soldiers martyred in shootout with terrorists in Bajaur

Two soldiers of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire with terrorists in Hilal Khel area of Bajaur district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the military said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the incident took place between the night of November 15 and 16. "During an intense exchange of fire, a terrorist got killed. Weapon and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorist," it said.

The ISPR also said that the killed terrorist remained actively involved in terror activities against the security forces.

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However, it said, during the intense exchange of fire, 33-year-old resident of Kohat Naik Taj Muhammad and 30-year-old resident of Malakand Lance Naik Imtiaz Khan embraced martyrdom.

The military media wing further said that sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.

On November 8, a soldier was martyred during a joint intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the general area of Shakas, Khyber District, the ISPR reported.

During the operation, an important terrorist commander was also killed in the intense fire exchange between the troops and terrorists. Sepoy Saleem Khan, 28, a resident of Topi, Swabi embraced martyrdom after having "fought gallantly".

"Resultantly, Liaquat Ali alias Shaheen, an important terrorist commander, was killed. The terrorist was also propagated as a ‘missing person’," the statement added.

A large number of weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorist.

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