Soldier martyred in gun battle with terrorists in Khyber

A soldier of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in a fire exchange that took place between own troops and terrorists in general area Tirah, Khyber District last night, the military said on Friday.

A terrorist was also killed during the gun battle after the security forces effectively engaged the terrorists’ location, military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a statement.

The killed terrorist remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces and killing of innocent civilians, it said.

The ISPR said that during intense exchange of fire, Havaldar Muntazir Shah, a 36-year-old resident of Sawabi district, having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom.

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Sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area, it added.

The gun battle took place a day after nine brave soldiers embraced martyrdom in a suicide attack in Bannu district.

Five soldiers also sustained injuries when a motorcycle-borne suicide bomber exploded himself on a military convoy in Jani Khel area on Thursday, according to ISPR.


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