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Captain among six troops martyred in North Waziristan IED attack

At least six troops of Pakistan Army including one officer embraced martyrdom on Thursday when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near a convoy of security forces in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The military’s media wing said that terrorists attacked the convoy near Razmak in the district.

Those embraced martyrdom included 24-year-old Captain Umar Farooq, 37-year-old Naib Subedar Riaz Ahmed, 44-year-old Naib Subedar Shakeel Azad, 36-year-old Havaldar Younas Khan, 37-year-old Naik Muhammad Nadeem and 30-year-old Lance Naik Asmat Ullah.

The terrorists have intensified their activities against the security forces lately particularly in Balochistan and North Waziristan.

Last month, a Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom when an IED exploded near security forces’ check post in North Waziristan district.

In September, three soldiers were martyred and four others sustained injuries when they were targeted by terrorists while providing protection to road construction teams working in Ghariom sector on Road Shaga-Nishpa in North Waziristan district.

In June, two soldiers had embraced martyrdom when their patrolling vehicle was targeted through an IED in the erstwhile Fata region.

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