Pak Army soldier martyred in South Waziristan

A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred in a firefight with terrorist in South Waziristan on Monday (today).

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) a Pakistan Army soldier martyred in a gun battle with militants in in Shakai, South Waziristan.

Security forces conducted an intelligence based operation (IBO) indicating presence of militants in the area.

The terrorists opened fire on the night patrol last night, said ISPR.

During the exchange of fire, Captain Abdullah Zafa – 25, hailing from Lachi Kohat embraced martyrdom.

Prior to this, three soldiers were martyred in North Waziristan on September 3 earlier this month.

Army troops were targeted while providing security to road construction teams in in Ghariom sector on Road Shaga-Nishpa in North Waziristan.

The martyred included Lieutenant Nasir Hussain Khalid – 23, who hailed from Muzafarabad, Naik Muhammad Imran – 33, married and a resident of Faisalabad, and Sepoy Usman Akhtar – 30, resident of Rawalpindi.