Three soldiers of the Pakistan Army and three children were martyred as a result of a suicide blast in the vicinity of Miranshah, North Waziristan.
In a statement, the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), stated on Sunday that intelligence agencies were investigating to find out about the suicide bomber and his handlers/facilitators.
The three soldiers were identified as 33-year-old Lance Havaldar Zubair Qadir from Pakpattan, 21-year-old Sepoy Uzair Asfar from Haripur and 22-year-old Sepoy Qasim Maqsood from Multan.
The children were identified as 11-year-old Ahmed Hassan, eight-year-old Ahsan and four-year-old Anum.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed ‘deep sadness’ at the martyrdom of the three soldiers. In a tweet, he stated that the blood of our soldiers was a debt on us that would be repaid by eradicating terrorism from our country.
Deeply saddened by the martyrdom of three soldiers of Pakistan Army & three children in a suicide attack in Miran Shah. Blood of our soldiers & citizens is a debt on us that we will repay by eradicating terrorism from our country. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. pic.twitter.com/NLEFBlfTVi
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) May 15, 2022