Soldier martyred in NW IED explosion

Tariq Saeed

A Improvised Explosive Device blast hitting a convoy of the security forces in North Waziristan tribal district on Thursday resulted in the martyrdom of a Pakistan army soldier.

According to reports a land mine went off near the security forces convoy in Makeen area of North Waziristan area leaving a soldier martyred. Some reports say the military vehicle ran over the land mine or IED resulting in an explosion.

The Inter-Services Public Relations in a communiqué issued on Thursday said the Shaheed soldier was identified as Havaldar Muhammad Sarwar who was 39 years old who was a resident of Jhelum. An extensive operation was also kicked off in the region following the area to net and apprehend the culprits in the area. “Clearance is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists in the vicinity,” the ISPR said.

A yet another communiqué from the Media wing of military on Thursday said the forces gunned down a known terrorist in North Waziristan Tribal District.

“The security forces had conducted an intelligence-based operation on May 17 in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali area. During the intense exchange of fire, one terrorist was killed, who was identified as Muhammad Altaf”.

The ISPR said weapons and ammunition were recovered from the terrorist’s hideout. It said militant Altaf was actively involved in terrorist activities against the security forces.


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