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8 soldiers martyred in fight with terrorists

Thwart separate attacks in KP’s Tank, South Waziristan districts

Six soldiers of Pakistan Army were martyred on Wednesday when terrorists attempted to attack a military compound in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Tank district, the military said in a statement.

“Own troops responded in an efficient manner, encircled and killed all three terrorists thereby foiling the attempted entry inside the military compound,” the military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said. However, the statement added, during the intense exchange of fire, six soldiers, having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom. The martyred included 48-year-old Subedar Major Sher Muhammad from Naushero Feroz, 39-year-old Naib Subedar Zubaid from Khairpur, 39-year-old Havildar Sohail from Rawalpindi, 36-year-old Lance Naik Ghulam All from Tando Allahyar, 32-year-old Sepoy Maskeen Ali from Khairpur and 37-year-old Sepoy Mir Muhammad from Sukkur. “Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the statement further said.

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Separately, at least four terrorists were killed by the security forces and two soldiers of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire that occurred on Tuesday in Makin area of the South Waziristan district. ISPR in a news release said, “On 29 March 22, fire exchange took place between security forces and terrorists in Makin, South Waziristan District. Troops responded in a befitting manner and killed four terrorists”. The martyred soldier who embraced shahadat (martyrdom) fighting the terrorists during the intense exchange of fire were identified as Captain Saad Bin Amir (age 25 years, resident of Rawalpindi) and Lance Naik Riaz (age 37 years, resident of Tank).

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