Rawalpindi (Agencies): Pakistan Army’s major and a sepoy were martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Mohmand tribal district, the military's media wing said on Friday.
Maj Adeel Shahid and Sepoy Faraz Hussain "fell victim to an IED planted by terrorists from across the border", Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.
The squad under the martyred officer was supervising fencing work in an area "which carried [a] critical infiltration route", he stated and added, “Shaheeds fell victim to an IED planted by terrorists from across the border”.
Major Adeel Shahid & Sepoy Faraz Hussain embraced shahadat on Pak-Afg Border in Mohmand Distt. Squad under shaheed offr was supervising fencing work in an area which carried critical infiltration route. Shaheeds fell victim to an IED planted by terrorists from across the border. pic.twitter.com/NtEVllHqtq— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) September 20, 2019
Maj Adeel belonged to Karachi while Sepoy Faraz hailed from Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Last week, at least four soldiers of the Army were martyred and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing by militants near the Afghan border.