Terrorists opened fire and attacked on a security forces post in South Waziristan and four Pakistani soldiers embraced shahadat. The military’s media affairs wing said on Friday that the incident happened in Makeen late Thursday night.
In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that troops responded promptly and killed four terrorists. “During the exchange of fire, four soldiers embraced shahadat,” the statement added.
Lance Naik Imran Ali, Sepoy Atif Jahangir, Sepoy Aneesur Rehman, and Sepoy Aziz were the martyred soldiers.
“Area sanitisation in progress,” the ISPR statement said.
President Dr. Arif Alvi condemned the terrorist attack and expressed grief over the martyrdom of army personnel. He also sympathized with the bereaved families and prayed for their strength so they can bear the loss with fortitude.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari offered condolences for the martyred officials and expressed solidarity with their families.
Earlier this month, four terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan tribal district. Last year, three soldiers were martyred and four others injured due to a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in North Waziristan.
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