A sepoy of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Miran Shah, North Waziristan, the military said on Thursday.
"Security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in general area Miran Shah, North Waziristan district, on the reported presence of terrorists," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.
During intense exchange of fire, Sepoy Ansar Ali (age 30 years, resident of Narowal), having fought gallantly, embraced shahadat, it added.
The military's media wing further said that the troops executed a successful operation and killed a terrorist and added that weapons and ammunition were also recovered from his possession.
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According to the ISPR, the terrorist remained actively involved in terror activities against the security forces.
The communiqué maintained that sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area.
"Pakistan's security forces are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism in every nook and corner of the country. Sacrifices of our brave soldiers will bring long-term peace to the country," the military's media wing concluded.
On July 23, the security forces apprehended a high-profile terrorist commander and killed three others in two separate IBOs in different areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkwa’s North Waziristan district.
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