Army officer martyred in Mohmand IED blast

Published: November 7, 2018
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Capt Zarghaam Fareed. Photo: ISPR

Capt Zarghaam Fareed. Photo: ISPR

A Pakistan Army officer was martyred while disarming an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mohmand tribal district on Wednesday.

Another member of the bomb disposal team, Sepoy Rehan, was critically injured in the incident. Security forces had detected an IED in the Mohmad Gat area of the district and had moved to neutralise the threat.

Captain Zarghaam Fareed belonged to Sargodha and was unmarried.

Earlier, a Khasadar official was martyred in an IED attack in Mohmand district.

Two militant commanders were also killed earlier during a search operation by security forces in the district.

Army and other security forces routinely carry out counter-insurgency operations in the district after earlier clearing the area from militant presence.

Intelligence-based operations and other kinetic actions by security forces have significantly reduced the threat of enemy action in the district and its surrounding areas. The army maintains a permanent presence in Mohmand to ensure the security of the district and to check infiltration from Afghanistan-based militants.

 

 

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  • Syed Zulfiqar
    Nov 7, 2018 - 2:32PM

    Salut to the Shaheed and all those who are making sacrifices for safe guarding the mother land.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Nov 7, 2018 - 7:53PM

    May Allah give him the highest place in Jannah and courage to his family to bear this immense loss. We are very proud of Capt. Zarghaam and our armed forces who are ready to sacrifice their lives to protect Pakistan and us. Recommend

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