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Soldier martyred in IED blast in Bannu

RAWALPINDI: A soldier was martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Bannu, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.

According to the ISPR, the blast occurred in the Jani Khel area of the Bannu district. The martyred soldier was identified as Sepoy Gulsher (age 24 years, resident of the Khyber district).

It added that the sanitisation of the area was being carried out to eliminate any terrorists in the area.

Attacks on security personnel and citizens, in general, have increased especially after the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended the ceasefire with the government and announced fresh attacks across the country.

Since, the militant group has carried out multiple terrorist activities in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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