Nine soldiers martyred in Bannu suicide attack

Nine soldiers martyred in Bannu suicide attack

At least nine soldiers of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom on Thursday when a motorcycle-borne suicide bomber exploded himself on a military convoy in general area Jani Khel in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Bannu district, the military said.

Military’s media arm, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said five soldiers were also injured during the explosion, adding that Naib Subedar Sanobar Ali was also among the martyrs.

It stated that the area has been cordoned off by security forces and sanitisation is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.

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“Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” it further said.

Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, while expressing his condolences, said that he was heartbroken by the loss of valiant soldiers in Bannu.

In a post on his X handle, he said, “Heartbroken by the loss of 9 valiant soldiers in Bannu Division, KPK, to a cowardly terrorist act that injured many. Such acts are utterly reprehensible. My thoughts are with the families of the martyred and injured. Pakistan stands resolute against such terror.”

On August 22, at least six soldiers were martyred in a skirmish with terrorists in the Asman Manza area of South Waziristan district, according to ISPR.

The military’s media wing added that at least four terrorists were also killed while two were injured in the fighting.


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