A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists in South Waziristan’s Sararogha area, according to a press release from the military’s media wing. The statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said an exchange of fire took place between the Pakistan Army troops and terrorists on November 22. A soldier was martyred in the exchange of fire, it said, identifying him as 39-year-old Havaldar Umer Hayat from Kohat’s Lachi. Sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area, the military’s media wing said. “Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” it added. Earlier this month, two soldiers were martyred in Hilal Khel area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajaur district during a gunfight with terrorists.