According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army bomb disposal team was on routine search and clear operation as part of Operation Radd-ul Fassad when improvised explosive device (IED) went off.
Havildar Ahmed Khan was martyred and three other soldiers were injured in the blast. The 38-year-old belongs to District Mianwali and left behind a widow, son and two daughters, the ISPR statement said.
A number of security forces personnel have been martyred during Operation Radd-ul Fassad. Two armed forces personnel were martyred in February in Mir Ali area when the terrorists targeted their vehicle.