Soldier martyred in North Waziristan IED blast: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani soldier was martyred in an improvised explosive device attack by terrorists in North Waziristan on Saturday.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the device exploded near a security forces check post on Boya Road in Miranshah.

As a result, a 33-yer-old “Sepoy Sajid, embraced shahadat,” said ISPR. Meanwhile, security forces had “cordoned the area for a clearance operation,” it added.

Earlier, three soldiers were martyred and four injured after a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists in North Waziristan’s Ghariom sector went off, according to ISPR.

The soldiers were providing protection to construction teams working in the area. The martyred soldiers were identified as follows:– Lt Nasir Hussain Khalid, age 23 years and resident of Muzaffarabad.

Naik Muhammad Imran, age 33 years, and resident of Faisalabad. Sepoy Usman Akhtar, age 30 years resident of Rawalpindi.

Earlier on August 31, four soldiers were martyred and another four wounded in an ambush in the Ladha area of South Waziristan. South Waziristan had served as a militant base until recent years.

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