NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred after terrorists targeted security forces’ post in North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.
According to the military’s media wing, a post of security forces was targeted by terrorists in North Waziristan’s Ghariuom area. “Troops responded promptly to the attack, while Sepoy Muhammad Amir Iqbal was martyred in the ensuing exchange of fire,” it added.
The military’s media wing maintained that an operation to clear the area of any terrorists was in progress.
On October 2, as many as 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.
That incident took place in the area a day after Shura Mujahideen of North Waziristan headed by Taliban ‘commander’ Hafiz Gul Bahadur announced a ceasefire for 20 days.
The group announced a cessation of hostilities following a statement by Prime Minister Imran Khan that his government had initiated a reconciliation process with different groups of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan to end violence.
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.
“Security Forces conducted an IBO in Tank on the reported presence of terrorists. TTP terrorist commander Khawaza din alias Sher Khan got killed,” the ISPR said in a statement. The military’s media wing had further added that weapons and ammunition were recovered from the hideout.