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Three Pakistani soldiers martyred in two separate incidents: ISPR

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RAWALPINDI: Three security personnel were martyred during separate incidents of an intelligence-based operation (IBO) and while clearing improvised explosive device (IED) in Balochistan province, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.  

According to a statement issued by military’s media wing, security forces conducted an operation in Hoshab area , based on intelligence about the presence of externally supported terrorists in the surroundings of Turbat.

“On being surrounded by the security forces, an engagement ensued, in which terrorists suffered heavy losses,” the army’s media wing said adding that during the crossfire, two soldiers embraced martyrdom.

The martyred soldiers have been identified as Sepoy Ramzan, a resident of district Sargodha, and Lance Naik Liaqat lqbal, a resident of district Swabi.

In another related incident, the ISPR stated, while clearing an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists along a route frequented by civilians, Sepoy lnam Ullah, a resident of District Lakki Marwat embraced martyrdom.

It further said that Pakistan’s security forces remain determined to defeat acts of cowardly terrorists, aimed at disrupting the peace, stability, and progress of Balochistan.