Pakistan Army soldier embraces martyrdom during terrorist attack in South Waziristan
A Pakistan Army soldier Naib Subedar Sonay Zai, a resident of Darazinda (DI Khan) got martyred during the intense exchange of fire as terrorists targeted a military post in Kanniguram, South Waziristan District.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on the night of 17/18 August, a Pakistan Military post observed and engaged the movement of terrorists in Kanniguram.
During the intense exchange of fire, one of the terrorists was killed, ISPR said.
A search of the area is in progress to eliminate any terrorists found, said ISPR.
“Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the military media wing added.
Earlier, three militants were killed during an operation conducted in the Kurram district after receiving information about their presence.
The ISPR said that Captain Basit Ali, 25, and Sepoy Hazrat Bilal, 22, were martyred in an exchange of fire with the militants.
Captain Basit belonged to Haripur district and Sepoy Bilal hailed from Orakzai tribal district.
The officials said that three other soldiers of Frontier Corps sustained wounds.
Paramilitary forces were conducting the operation in the mountainous area in the east of Parachinar to find five kidnapped workers of a cellular company.
The encounter between the security personnel and the militants occurred. The ISPR said that a cordon and search operation were in progress in the area to eliminate other militants.
Security forces had conducted multiple operations against militants and the area was de-notified as a conflict zone in 2011.
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