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Soldier martyred as terrorists raid North Waziristan checkpost: ISPR

Updated May 27, 2019

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The ISPR says none of the bodies recovered from the nullah have been identified as yet. ─ DawnNewsTV/File
The ISPR says none of the bodies recovered from the nullah have been identified as yet. ─ DawnNewsTV/File

A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists who raided a checkpost in North Waziristan on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a press release issued early this morning.

"Terrorists raided Makki Garh Post, Shawal Valley, North Waziristan," the ISPR said, adding that "troops effectively repulsed" the attempt.

"In exchange of fire, a soldier of the Pak Army embraced shahadat," the statement added.

The ISPR said five bullet-riddled bodies were recovered from a nullah in North Waziristan's Boya area, approximately 1.5 kilometres away from the Kharqamar checkpost, where an exchange of fire on Sunday killed three people and injured 15, including five soldiers.

"During patrolling in Boya area, where yesterday an Army post was attacked by a group, five bodies with bullet wounds have been found from a nullah, approximately 1.5 kilometres away from Kharqamar post. Identification of dead bodies in process," the statement said.

A day earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had termed the attack on the check post unfortunate and stressed that nobody in any way would be allowed to undermine the country’s image, dignity, national identity and national interest.

Speaking to different television channels, she said the government would take action against the attackers as per law and the Constitution.