CHITRAL: A Levies soldier was martyred in a blast in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral District on Saturday.
According to officials, a blast was reported at around 12:45pm near the Old Power House in Arandu Village.
As per a notification issued by Chitral’s deputy commissioner, the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED).
It resulted in the martyrdom of a Chitral Levies soldier identified as Javed, son of Abdul Hakim.
In December last year, two bomb disposal squad members were martyred in an IED blast near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in K-P’s Mohmand district.
The explosion occurred in Khawaizai Baizai sub-division in Jarobi Dara area near the Pak-Afghan border.
Naib Subedar Shehzad and Sepoy Kaleem were martyred, while another member of the BDS, identified as Mohsin, sustained injuries.
Prior to that, in September, a series of IED attacks hit Chitral and upper districts of K-P, resulting in the martyrdom of at least one security personnel in Upper Dir’s Jungle Khel area.