Soldier martyred in attack on check-post in North Waziristan

Published August 8, 2021
A Pakistan Army soldier takes a position during a military operation against militants. — AP/File
A Pakistan Army soldier takes a position during a military operation against militants. — AP/File

PESHAWAR: A soldier was martyred when a security check-post came under fire in North Waziristan district on Saturday.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations said that terrorists opened fire on the military check-post in the Ghariom area of North Waziristan district.

It said the security forces responded in a befitting manner. However, during the exchange of fire, Sepoy Shahid embraced martyrdom. The 29-year-old soldier was a resident of Bahawalnagar.

The statement said that the area clearance was being carried out to eliminate the terrorists.

Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of brave soldiers further strengthen its resolve, the ISPR added.

Incidents of attacks on security forces in the North and South Waziristan districts have surged over past two weeks. Last weekend, three soldiers were martyred and 10 others injured in the North and South Waziristan districts.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2021

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