Army soldier martyred, three injured in North Waziristan terrorist attack

Five terrorists killed in retaliatory fire by army personnel, search operation launched after attack

​ Our Correspondent April 20, 2020
Havaldar Akbar Hussain Khan Shaheed. PHOTO: ISPR

A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred and three others were injured on Monday in an attack by terrorists in North Waziristan, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The military's media wing added that five attackers were killed by the army's retaliatory fire. Terrorists attacked an Army checkpost located 10 kilometres west of the Miranshah, the district's main town.

The martyred soldier was identified as 43-year-old Havildar Akbar Hussain Khan. A resident of Tehsil Dir Kot with four children.

"Troops cordoned the area and carried out a search operation," said the ISPR.

This is the fourth reported clash between security forces and terrorists in North Waziristan over the last month.

On April 13, an Army soldier embraced martyrdom in a shootout with terrorists. Two terrorists were killed in the operation.

The following day, on April 14, another Army soldier was martyred during a shootout with terrorists in North Waziristan.

On March 18, an Army officer and three soldiers were martyred during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the erstwhile tribal district. A large cache of arms was recovered during the operation and the terrorist hideout was destroyed.



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