Two soldiers martyred in North Waziristan operation

Nine terrorists were killed, one arrested during the operation

News Desk April 26, 2020
Lance Naik Abdul Waheed and Sepoy Sukum Dad. PHOTO: ISPR

The Pakistan Army said on Sunday that two soldiers were martyred and one was injured in a clash with terrorists in North Waziristan district.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) added that during the clash, nine terrorists were killed and another was apprehended. The clash happened following an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khaisura and Dossali areas of the district.

"Security Forces conducted IBO on credible information about presence of terrorists in Khaisura and Dossali areas of North Wazaristan District late last night. During sanitization of area; fire exchange took place between terrorists and security forces," said the ISPR.

The military identified the martyrs as Lance Naik Abdul Waheed, 29, from district Muzafarabbad, He was married with three sons and a daughter. Sepoy Sakum Dad, 33, from Abbotabad. He was married and is survived by a son and a daughter.

This is the fifth reported clash between security forces and terrorists in North Waziristan since the start of April.

On April 20, a soldier was martyred and three others injured in a terrorist attack on a military checkpost.

Earlier on on April 14, another Army soldier was martyred during a shootout with terrorists in North Waziristan and a day earlier on April 13, another soldier embraced martyrdom in a shootout with terrorists. Two terrorists were also killed in the operation.

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.