Pak Army soldier martyred in South Waziristan IED blast

Published May 19, 2022
A file photo of the martyred army soldier, Muhammad Sanwar, provided by the ISPR.
A file photo of the martyred army soldier, Muhammad Sanwar, provided by the ISPR.

A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in the South Waziristan district, the military said in a statement on Thursday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the IED blast targeted the military convoy when it was passing through the Makeen area of the South Waziristan district.

As a result, 39-year-old Havaldar Muhammad Sanwar, a resident of Jhelum, lost his life.

"The area clearance operation is being carried out to eliminate terrorists in the area," the ISPR added.

Meanwhile, a terrorist was gunned down during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan.

The military's public affairs wing said the security forces faced resistance from terrorists as they launched the IBO in the area, and resultantly, one terrorist was killed during an exchange of fire.

The slain terrorist was identified as Muhammad Altaf, the ISPR said.

"Weapon and ammunition were also recovered from the terrorist. He was actively involved in terror activities against security forces," the ISPR statement added.

Four days ago, three Pakistan Army soldiers and at least three children were martyred in a suicide blast in the vicinity of Miranshah, North Waziristan.

In a brief statement, the military had said the intelligence agencies were investigating to find out about [the] suicide bomber and his handlers/facilitators.

Later, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had also condemned the suicide attack and expressed grief over the lives lost.

Opinion

Editorial

Banning PTI
Updated 16 Jul, 2024

Banning PTI

It appears that the govt and its backers within the establishment have still not realised that they are in uncharted territory.
Nato at 75
16 Jul, 2024

Nato at 75

EMERGING from the ashes of World War II, and locked in confrontation with the Soviet-led Communist bloc for over ...
Non-stop massacres
16 Jul, 2024

Non-stop massacres

Netanyahu is cunningly pretending to talk peace while mercilessly pounding Gaza. What is clear is that a return to pre-Oct 7 status quo is impossible.
Afghan challenge
Updated 15 Jul, 2024

Afghan challenge

Foreign states must emphasise to the Afghan Taliban diplomatic recognition and trade relations all depend on greater counterterrorism efforts.
‘Complete’ justice
15 Jul, 2024

‘Complete’ justice

NOW that the matter of PTI’s reserved seats stands resolved, there are several equally pressing issues pertaining...
Drug fog
15 Jul, 2024

Drug fog

THE country has an old drug problem. While the menace has raged across divides of class and gender, successive ...