Two soldiers martyred in South Waziristan clash

Two soldiers of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s South Waziristan district, said the military on Monday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that on September 26 (today), terrorists fired at a military post in general area Azam Warsak of the tribal district.

“Own troops initiated a prompt response and effectively engaged the terrorists’ location.”

Resultantly, the military’s media wing said, one terrorist was killed. Weapon and ammunition was also recovered from the slain terrorist, it added.

The militant remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and killing of innocent citizens, the statement said.

However, during intense exchange of fire, Naik Rasheed, a 29-yearold resident of Tank, and Sepoy Rasool Badshah, a 22-year-old resident of Lower Dir, having fought gallantly embraced Shahadat [martyrdom].

“Area clearance is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area,” the ISPR added.

Earlier today, six Pakistan Army officials were martyred after their helicopter crashed during a flying mission near Khost in Balochistan’s Harnai area, said a statement by the ISPR.

The military’s media wing said, “All six personnel on board, including two pilots, have embraced shahadat.”

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