–ISPR says two ‘miscreants’ killed in retaliatory fire in North Waziristan
PESHAWAR: At least four Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom and one was injured in two separate incidents of violence near Pakistan-Afghan border in North Waziristan and Dir, the army’s media wing said on Saturday.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in North Waziristan tribal district, unknown assailants opened fire on a routine patrolling party of security forces near Abba Khel area of Spinwam tehsil late on Friday night, killing a 23-year-old Sepoy Akhtar Hussain as a result.
“In exchange of fire, two miscreants [were] killed,” the statement added.
DIR FIRING CLAIMS THREE LIVES:
In another incident in Dir, suspected militants opened fire from across the Pak-Afghan border on Pakistan Army troops who were busy in border fencing.
“3 soldiers embraced shahadat while 1 got injured” in the incident, the ISPR said.
The personnel martyred in the second incident include Lance Naik Said Amin Afridi, aged 28, a resident of District Khyber; Lance Naik Muhammad Shoaib Swati, a 31-year-old resident of District Manshera; and Sepoy Kashif Ali, aged 22, a resident of District Nowshera.
The attacks come less than two months after 10 Pakistani armed forces personnel were martyred by militants, six of them in a cross-border attack in North Waziristan district and four others in an assault in Kech district of Balochistan.