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Pakistan Army sepoy martyred in Hangu terrorists’ attack

Security forces conducted an Intelligence-based Operation. Source: FILE.

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Army soldier on Wednesday embraced martyrdom foiling the terrorists’ attack at the military post in Thall, Hangu District, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to the military’s public relations wing, the terrorists fired at the military post in Thall, Hangu District late last night (Tuesday).

The troops initiated a prompt response and effectively engaged the terrorists who had initiated fire at the military post.

The martyred soldier was identified as Sepoy Waqas, age 26 years, resident of Mansehra who embraced Shahadat during the exchange of fire.

Read more: Soldier martyred in North Waziristan terrorist attack: ISPR

The security forces were conducting an area clearance to eliminate any terrorists found in the locality.

On October 2, four soldiers of Frontier Corps (FC) and a Levies sub-inspector embraced martyrdom while
thwarting a terrorists’ targeted attack on security forces’ vehicle in Spinwam area of North Waziristan.

On September 30, a captain of the army was martyred and a commander of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Tank district of Dera Ismail Khan.