Seven troops martyred, 9 terrorists killed in North Waziristan IBO


RAWALPINDI: Seven troops, including an army officer, embraced martyrdom and nine terrorists were killed in a clash during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.

According to the military’s media wing, the clash took place in Gharlamai and Spera Kunar Algad in North Waziristan after a group of terrorists was reported to be hiding in a compound after infiltrating from across the border.

“In an intense exchange of fire, seven Pakistan army soldiers, namely Captain Junaid, Havildar Amir, Havildar Atif, Havildar Nasir, Havildar Abdul Razzaq, Sepoy Sammi and Sepoy Anwar embraced martyrdom,” the ISPR said, adding that nine terrorists were killed and their bodies were held.

According to the army, the area has been cleared and identification of the killed terrorists is in progress.


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