Two soldiers embraced martyrdom on Tuesday after an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded during the security forces’ area-clearance operation being conducted in the North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the military said.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) – the media wing of the military –Sepoy Zia Akram, 25, of Muzaffarabad; and Sepoy Musawwar Khan, 20, of Bajaur embraced Shahadat during the clearance operation in the Dosalli area.
The ISPR added that the army troops immediately cordoned off the area to apprehend the terrorists involved in planting the IED. Furthermore, during intense exchange of fire one of the terrorists was killed, while trying to flee, it added.
The media wing of the military stated in its statement that the clearance operation was still in progress to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area.