Two soldiers martyred in South Waziristan terrorist attack: ISPR

Two soldiers martyred in South Waziristan terrorist attack: ISPR

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Two soldiers embraced martyrdom when terrorists opened fire on upon security forces in Sararogha area of South Waziristan District, the military's media wing said on Tuesday.

According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces initiated a prompt response.

However, during intense exchange of fire, Lance Naik Umar Ali Khan and  Sepoy Muhammad Siraj-ud-Din, having fought gallantly, embraced Shahadat, the ISPR added.

Area clearance was being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.

"Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve, " the ISPR statment said.

On April 23, three Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom in a cross-border attack at the Pak-Afghanistan border, the ISPR.

As per the military's media wing, terrorists opened fire on the troops from across the border in the Dewagar area, district of North Waziristan.

The ISPR said Pakistani troops responded in a befitting manner and as per credible intelligence reports, terrorists suffered heavy casualties.

However, during the exchange of fire, three Pakistan Army soldiers also embraced martyrdom, the statement added.

According to the ISPR, during the gunfight, Havaldar Taimoor (resident of Jhelum, age 30 years), Sepoy Saqib Nawaz (resident of Sialkot, age 24 years), and Naik Shoaib (resident of Attock, age 38 years) having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom.