PESHAWAR: One soldier was martyred while two terrorists were killed in a gunfight between the security forces and militants in volatile North Waziristan tribal district on Wednesday night.

At least 10 terrorists were also injured in the gunfight.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, said in a statement here on Thursday that one soldier embraced martyrdom while seven soldiers got injuries in the exchange of fire.

Sources said that the incident occurred near Mirali town. Terrorists opened fire on a convoy which resulted in the martyrdom of Naik Yaseen, 34. Seven personnel also sustained injuries in the firing.

The security forces responded promptly and two terrorists were killed while 10 others got injuries.

The ISPR did not release names of deceased and wounded terrorists. On the other hand, no group has claimed responsibility for attack on the convoy.

Sources said that security forces regularly conduct night patrolling in the area. Several officers and soldiers have been martyred in attacks on convoys.

Published in Dawn, December 25th, 2020

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