Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Six soldiers were martyred after security forces foiled three terrorists attempt to enter a military compound in Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the military's media wing said on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces, during the encounter, responded in an efficient manner, encircled and killed the three terrorists, thereby foiling the attempt to enter the military compound.
The military's media wing said that the martyred soldiers were identified as Subedar Major Sher Muhammad, 48, resident of Naushero Feroz, Naib Subedar Zubaid, 39, resident of Khairpur, Havildar Sohail, 39, resident of Rawalpindi, Lance Naik Ghulam All, 36, resident of Tando Allahyar, Sepoy Maskeen Ali, 32, resident of Khairpur, Sepoy Mir Muhammad, 37, resident of Sukkur.
"Despite the incident, the Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve," the statement added.
Earlier in the day, the ISPR stated that an army officer and a soldier embraced martyrdom on Tuesday during an exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in Makin, South Waziristan District.
“Troops responded in a befitting manner and killed four terrorists,” the military’s media wing stated.
“During intense exchange of fire Captain Saad Bin Amir, 25, resident of Rawalpindi and Lance Naik Riaz, 37, resident of Tank, having fought gallantly, embraced shahadat,” the statement said.
The area was being cleared out to eliminate any other terrorists hiding there, the ISPR said.
"Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave officers and soldiers further strengthen our resolve," the ISPR statement said.