Army soldier martyred in South Waziristan

One terrorist also killed during exchange of fire


News Desk August 19, 2021

A soldier embraced martyrdom when the Pakistan Army engaged a movement of terrorists in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's South Waziristan district, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Wednesday.

The military's media wing added that the movement was spotted in the Kanniguram area. "During intense exchange of fire, one of the terrorists was killed. While responding to terrorist fire, Naib Subedar Sonay Zai (age 42 years, resident of Darazinda, DI Khan), got critically injured and later embraced shahadat," it added.

The statement said that a search operation is being conducted in the area to eliminate any terrorists found.

"The Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve," ISPR further said.

Earlier this month, a soldier was injured when terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on a military post in the Dewagar area of North Waziristan district.

According to the ISPR, the army troops responded in a befitting manner. “During the exchange of fire, one soldier got injured,” the official statement said. On July 18, a soldier of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in South Waziristan.

The military's media wing said the operation was conducted in the Senai Narai area of the district on the reports of the presence of terrorists.

"During intense exchange of fire with terrorists, Sepoy Junaid, age 20 years, resident of Balakot, district Mansehra embraced shahadat," the statement added.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2021.

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