LANCE Naik Muhammad Iqbal.
LANCE Naik Muhammad Iqbal.

KARACHI: A soldier was martyred during an operation against terrorists in Awaran district of Balochistan.

The Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement on Sunday that security forces conducted a search and clearance operation in Jatt Bazaar near Awaran on receipt of information about the presence of terrorists and their facilitators in the area.

“Due to intense exchange of fire with terrorists during operation, Lance Naik Muhammad Iqbal was injured and immediately evacuated to Karachi. However, the brave soldier embraced Shahadat due to excessive bleeding.

“Security forces have successfully cleared the entire area of Jatt Bazaar,” it added.

Published in Dawn, December 21st, 2020

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