Two FC soldiers, two policemen martyred in Bajaur IED blast

Team was reaching the site of an earlier IED blast when they were targeted with second blast, says SHO Mamund


News Desk October 20, 2021
A file photo of Frontier Corps personnel. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Two Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers and as many policemen embraced martyrdom on Wednesday when their convoy was targeted with an improvised explosives device (IED) blast in Mamund area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Bajaur district.

According to SHO Mamund, the team was reaching the site of an earlier IED explosion when they were targeted with a similar device planted by the terrorists.

The deceased were identified as police driver Samad Khan, constable Noor Rehman and FC soldiers Jamshed and Mudasir.

Read more: Four FC soldiers, one levies official martyred in NW

Earlier this month, as many as four soldiers of FC and a Levies Sub-Inspector embraced martyrdom while thwarting terrorists’ targeted attack on security forces’ vehicle in Spinwam area of North Waziristan.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Havaldar Zahid, resident of Charsadda, age 35 years; Havaldar Ishaq, resident of Kurram, age 37 years; Lance Naik Wali, resident of Khyber, age 28 years; Lance Naik Abdul Majeed, resident of Kurram, age 28 years; and Sub-Inspector Javed, resident of Spinwam, age 38 years, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release.

Also read: Four FC troops martyred, eight injured in Balochistan terror attacks

In August, the army repulsed an assault on a military post in the Bajaur district by the terrorists from inside Afghanistan, killing 2-3 terrorists and injured 3-4 others, the ISPR said.

ISPR, the media wing of the military, said in a statement that the terrorists opened fire on a military post from across the border. “Pakistan army troops responded in a befitting manner,” the ISPR statement added.

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