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Two army soldiers martyred in South Waziristan attack


RAWALPINDI: Two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred on Tuesday in a terrorist attack in South Waziristan.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists fired upon security forces in Sararogha area of the tribal district. The troops promptly retaliated to the attack, it added.

During the intense exchange of fire, two soldiers embraced martyrdom. They were identified as 26-year-old Lance Naik Umar Ali Khan, a resident of Bannu, and 23-year-old Sepoy Muhammad Siraj ud Din, a resident of DI Khan.

An operation was launched in the area to clear it of terrorists, the military’s press wing said. “Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the ISPR said.

On April 14, seven Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred after terrorists ambushed a military convoy near the Afghan border in North Waziristan.

The terrorists ambushed a vehicle of security forces in Isham area of the tribal district. The troops promptly retaliated by effectively engaging the attackers, ISPR had said. In the ensuing encounter, four terrorists were killed while seven soldiers also embraced martyrdom during the intense exchange of fire.

The martyred soldiers have been identified as Havaldar Tariq Yousaf, Sepoy Suleman Waqas, Sepoy Junaid Ali, Sepoy Ijaz Hussain, Sepoy Waqar Ahmed, Sepoy Muhammad Jawad Ameer, and Sepoy Arshad Ali.


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