Lance Naik Muhammad Iqbal embraced martyrdom fighting off terrorists near Balochistan’s Awaran district

By Abdullah Zahid.

RAWALPINDI: A brave soldier was martyred on Sunday after fighting off terrorists near in the Jatt Bazar area near Balochistan’s Awaran district.

An operation was conducted by security forces in Jatt Bazar after receiving intelligence on the presence of terrorists.

“On receipt of intelligence information regarding presence of terrorists and their facilitators in Jatt Bazar, near Awaran, Balochistan, security forces conducted a search and clearance operation,” according to a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

ISPR said that due to an “intense exchange of fire” with the terrorists during the operation, Lance Naik Muhammad Iqbal was injured.

He was immediately evacuated to Karachi. However, the brave soldier embraced martyrdom due to excessive bleeding, the statement said.

Security forces, after an intense operation, have cleared the entire area of Jatt Bazar.

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