Multan (Staff Report): Funeral prayers were held for three soldiers martyred during a joint operation near DG Khan, said a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s public relations wing.

According to ISPR statement, Punjab Rangers, Counter-Terrorism Department and intelligence agencies carried out a joint operation against terrorists affiliated with TTP and their facilitators/hardened criminals hiding in Basti Dadwani near Choti Zerin, 15 Km South of DG Khan early morning today.

The statement further said that three soldiers of the Pakistan Rangers – Havaldar Asif, Sepoy Aftab, and Sepoy Azizullah – were martyred in the exchange of fire, while two injured soldiers sustained injuries.

The injured personnel were evacuated by Army helicopter to the Combined Military Hospital in Multan CMH Multan by Army helicopter.

"The operation is still continuing to flush the area of terrorists who were involved in heinous crimes, ransom, and terrorist activities," it added.