RAWALPINDI – A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred during an exchange of fire with terrorists at military checkpoint in the Kanniguram area of South Waziristan, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday.
The military’s media wing said that officials at the checkpost “observed and engaged” the terrorists.
During the intense exchange of fire, one of the terrorists was killed while a soldier, 42-year-old Naib Subedar Sonay Zai, got critically injured and later embraced martyrdom, the statement added.
The martyred soldier hailed from Dera Ismail Khan.
ISPR added that a search of the area is in progress to eliminate any remaining terrorists.
“Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” it added.