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Six Pak Army soldiers martyred in North Waziristan IED blast: ISPR

Pak Army soldiers shouldering rocket launchers and carrying weapons in Waziristan. Photo: file

One officer and five soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred near Razmak, North Waziristan on Thursday in an IED attack, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). 

The names of the officer and soldiers who were martyred in the attack are:

•Capt Umar Farooq, age 24 years

• Naib Subedar Riaz Ahmed, age 37 years

• Naib Subedar Shakeel Azad, age 44 years

• Havaldar Younas Khan, age 36 years

• Naik Muhammad Nadeem, age 37 years

• Lance Naik Asmat Ullah, age 30 years

Six soldiers who were martyred today in North Waziristan. Photo: ISPR

The incident comes after security forces killed two terrorists in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in North Waziristan on October 4.

“Security Forces conducted [an] IBO in Mir Ali, North Waziristan. [Two] hardcore terrorists [were] killed and one terrorist [was] apprehended,” the military’s media wing said in the statement.

Only two days prior to that, a major terrorist activity was foiled by security forces when they killed two terrorists and an improvised explosive device specialist during an IBO in North Waziristan.

According to ISPR, the terrorists were involved in killing innocent locals, extortion, and planning and executing more than 25 terrorist attacks on security forces.

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