close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

Pakistan

Web Desk
November 19, 2020

Two Pakistani soldiers embrace martyrdom in South Waziristan terrorist attack

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Nov 19, 2020
Havaldar Matloob Alam (L) and Seopy Suleman Shaukat. Photo: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: In a terrorist attack on a security check post near Pash Ziarat, South Waziristan, two soldiers of the Pakistan Army have embraced martyrdom, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

As soon as the attacked was launched, security forces promptly responded in their defence. During the encounter, Havaldar Matloob Alam, 32, and Seopy Suleman Shaukat, 25, lost their lives.

Per the ISPR statement, another unnamed soldier was wounded during the exchange of fire. A clearance operation in the area is currently underway.

Last month, at least six soldiers were martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack on a security forces convoy in North Waziristan.

Only two days prior to that, a major terrorist activity was foiled by security forces when they killed two terrorists and an improvised explosive device specialist during an IBO in North Waziristan.

According to the ISPR, the terrorists were involved in killing innocent locals, extortion, and planning and executing more than 25 terrorist attacks on security forces.