WAZIRISTAN: A Pakistan Army soldier, Lance Havaldar Irfan Ali on Wednesday embraced martyrdom while defusing an improvised explosive device (IED) in the North Waziristan Agency, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The Pakistan Army engineer’s team had located the device that was planted near Datta Khel during a routine scanning. His body has been sent to his hometown where his funeral will take place.
Only three days go on April 15, two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and 12 were injured during cross-border firing along the Pak-Afghan border, said the statement by ISPR.
Originating from Afghanistan’s Khost province, the attack targeted FC troops that conduct routine surveillance near the Laka Teega check-post in Lower Kurram Agency.
The ISPR also reported that security officials have countered the attack while ensuring zero civilian casualties.
A local political official, who requested to remain anonymous, said that security forces had responded on Sunday by opening fire along the border.