RAWALPINDI: One Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom during a fire exchange that took place between the terrorists and security forces in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the fire exchange took place in the general area of Loesam in the Bajaur District.
The statement said that the troops fought bravely and effectively engaged the terrorists’ location, killing one militant during the shootout.
“However, during an intense exchange of fire, Sepoy Shafiq Ur Rehman (age 23 years, resident of DI Khan) having fought gallantly, embraced Shahadat,” said the ISPR.
It further said that sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.
The security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and these sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve, read the statement.
Earlier, security forces gunned down two terrorists in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the general area of Jani Khel, District Bannu on the reported presence of terrorists.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the conduct of the operation, intense fire exchange took place between own troops and terrorists. Resultantly, two terrorists were sent to hell. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorists.
The killed terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and innocent citizens. Meanwhile, locals of the area appreciated Security Forces’ operation and assured of their full support in eliminating the menace of terrorism.