Four soldiers martyred in Dir, Harnai attacks

Tariq Saeed

An Improvised Explosive Device explosion targeting the security forces in Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa left as many as two Jawaans of the Pakistan Army martyred.

“Two jawaans of the Pakistan Army were martyred in IED device explosion in Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” Inter-Services Public Relations said on Sunday.

Martyred Sepoy Sajid Ali belonged to Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, while Sepoy Adnan Mumtaz hailed from Poonch Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces are also reported to have kicked off search and net operation after the blast.

Meanwhile, two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred when unidentified terrorists raided a post of security forces in the Harnai area of Balochistan on Saturday night, said the Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement.

According to the military’s media wing, “On the night of 13/14 August, terrorists raided a security forces post in general area Khost, near Harnai, Balochistan.”

The military’s media affairs wing said, “As a follow up, during an encircling effort to cut off fleeing terrorists, a heavy exchange of fire took place between terrorists and a security forces patrol as well.”

During the exchange of fire, two soldiers, Naik Atif and sepoy Qayyum embraced martyrdom while Major Umer received injuries.

During the clash, substantial losses were also incurred to the terrorists, said the ISPR.

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