A soldier of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Frontier Corps embraced martyrdom while two others suffered injuries in an exchange of fire with terrorists in North Waziristan near Pak-Afghan border, the military's media wing said on Sunday.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in retaliatory fire to the terror attack on a FC check-post two terrorists were killed.
The martyred soldier has been identified as Lance Naik Muhammad Imran.
"Terrorist fire raided [a] FC post in North Wazirstan Distt near Pak-Afg Border. During exchange of fire 2 terrorists killed. Lance Naik Muhammad Imran of FC KP embraced shahadat [martyrdom] while 2 FC soldiers got injured," said Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet.
Terrorist fire raided FC post in North Wazirstan Distt near Pak-Afg Border. During exchange of fire 2 terrorists killed.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) December 1, 2019
Lance Naik Muhammad Imran of FC KP embraced shahadat while 2 FC soldiers got injured. pic.twitter.com/JW3SeAnI8d
The area is one the seven tribal districts in erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) – Bajaur, Khyber, Kurram, Mohmand, North Waziristan, Orakzai and South Waziristan – before its merger with K-P.
North Waziristan – once a focal point in the global war on terror – held provincial elections for the first time in July this year, a key step in bringing the region into the political mainstream after years of turmoil fuelled by terrorism.
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