Major among three martyred in KP gun battle 

Major among three martyred in KP gun battle 

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): At least three military personnel, including a major, were martyred in separate attacks in North Waziristan and Khyber districts, the military’s media wing stated on Friday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), a party of terrorists was spotted and intercepted by Major Amir Aziz, who was leading the operation from front , in North Waziristan District's general area of Miran Shah, whereas resultantly one terrorist was sent to hell while another was injured.

The martyrs were identified as 29-year-old Major Amir Aziz, resident of Sargodha District and 27-year old Sepoy Muhammad Arif, resident of Sahiwal District who having fought gallantly, embraced, Shahadat, during heavy exchange of fire.

Sanitization of the area is being carried out to eliminate the terrorists present in the area.

"Security Forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our soldiers further strengthen our resolve," the ISPR said.

Earlier, the military's media stated that a soldier was martyred while a terrorist was killed during an exchange of fire in the Khyber district.

The ISPR said that on the night between August 31 and September 1, a fire exchange took place between the army troops and the terrorists in the general area of Tirah in Khyber District.

The troops “effectively” engaged at the terrorists’ location, resulting in the killing of one terrorist, the ISPR said.

The statement said that the killed terrorist remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces and killing of innocent civilians.

"During the intense exchange of fire, Havildar Muntazir Shah, 36, having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom," the ISPR said.