As many as four soldiers of Frontier Corps (FC) and a Levies Sub-Inspector on Saturday embraced martyrdom while thwarting terrorists’ targeted attack on security forces’ vehicle in Spinwam area of North Waziristan.
The martyred soldiers were identified as Havaldar Zahid, resident of Charsadda, age 35 years; Havaldar Ishaq, resident of Kurram, age 37 years; Lance Naik Wali, resident of Khyber, age 28 years; Lance Naik Abdul Majeed, resident of Kurram, age 28 years; and Sub-Inspector Javed, resident of Spinwam, age 38 years, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release.
It added that the clearance operation was in progress to eliminate any terrorist found in the area.
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On September 30, a captain of the army was martyred and a commander of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Tank district of Dera Ismail Khan.
“Security Forces conducted an IBO in Tank on the reported presence of terrorists. TTP terrorist commander Khawaza din alias Sher Khan got killed,” it had said in a statement. The military’s media wing had further added that weapons and ammunition were recovered from the hideout.
“During intense exchange of fire, Captain Sikandar, age 27 years from Pakpattan embraced shahadat,” the ISPR had stated.
(With additional input from News Desk)