In an exchange of fire with rebels in the North Waziristan tribal area, three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred, the military’s media wing said on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in an exchange of fire with Indian troops from across the Line of Control (LoC), another soldier was martyred, it said.
Security forces launched two independent intelligence-based operations (IBOs) on militant hideouts in North Waziristan in the first incident. “including an IED (improvised explosive device) expert”including an IED (improvised explosive device) expert.
Three troops were martyred during an exchange of fire with the militants. They were identified as Sepoy Azaib Ahmed, a Karak resident; Sepoy Zia Ul Islam, a Bannu resident; and Lance Naik Abbas Khan, an Orakzai district resident.
This comes less than two days after the martyrdom of two soldiers and the wounding of three others in a terrorist attack on a security checkpoint in North Waziristan’s Speenwam district.
Officers told Dawn that the attackers had targeted the check-post with heavy guns, resulting in a fire exchange between them and the security forces.
According to authorities, a search operation was conducted in the area to hunt down the perpetrators.
On Monday night, in an area where one soldier was martyred and two others were injured, gunmen assaulted another security post.
Sepoy martyred on LoC
Indian troops launched a “unprovoked ceasefire violation” along the LoC in the Dewa sector in the second incident on Thursday, the ISPR said.
“Pakistan Army troops responded promptly and inflicted heavy losses to [the] enemy in terms of men and material,” added the military media wing.
It said that in a “intense exchange of fire” Sepoy Nabeel Liaqat, a Gujar Khan citizen, aged 28, accepted martyrdom while referring to the breach of the Indian ceasefire.