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Army soldier martyred in South Waziristan gunbattle

ISPR says troops effectively engaged the terrorists’ location in Ladha area of tribal district

By Web Desk
June 05, 2023
Lance Naik Muhammad Sabir, age 30 years, resident of district Mansehra embraced martyrdom. — ISPR/File
Lance Naik Muhammad Sabir, age 30 years, resident of district Mansehra embraced martyrdom. — ISPR/File

A soldier of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom after an exchange of fire took place between troops and terrorists in Ladha area of South Waziristan district on Monday, the military’s media wing said.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said troops effectively engaged the terrorists’ location.

However, during intense exchange of fire, Lance Naik Muhammad Sabir, age 30 years, resident of district Mansehra, having fought gallantly, embraced shahadat [martyrdom], it added.

The ISPR said sanitisation of the area was being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area.

“Armed Forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the statement added.

A day earlier, two soldiers of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom while two terrorists were killed in a gunbattle in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) tribal district, the military’s media wing said.

According to the ISPR, an exchange of fire took place between troops and terrorists in the North Waziristan district on Saturday.

Troops effectively engaged the terrorists' location and two militants “were sent to hell, while injuring another two”, it added.

The ISPR said weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the slain terrorists.

However, during the intense exchange of fire, Naik Zaheer Abbas, age 38 years, resident of Khushab district, and Lance Naik Mairaj Ud Din, age 23 years, resident of Dera Ismail Khan district, having fought gallantly, embraced Shahadat [martyrdom], the military's media wing added.