Seven troops martyred, four terrorists killed


Attack on military convoy
Seven soldiers embraced martyrdom, while four terrorists were gunned down after they attacked a military convoy near the Pakistan-Afghan border on Thursday.
According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists had ambushed the military convoy near the Pakistan-Afghan border in the general area of Isham in North Waziristan District. “Troops initiated a prompt response, effectively engaged and killed four terrorists. However, during an intense exchange of fire, seven soldiers embraced martyrdom,” the ISPR said in the statement.
The military’s media wing identified the martyred soldiers as: Havaldar Tariq Yousaf (age 36 years, resident of Faisalabad), Sepoy Suleman Waqas (age 34 years, resident of Layyah), Sepoy Junaid Ali (age 26 years, resident of Layyah), Sepoy Ijaz Hussain (age 27 years, resident of Khairpur), Sepoy Waqar Ahmed (age 25 years, resident of Mirpur Khas), Sepoy Muhammad Jawad Ameer (age 24 years, resident of Chakwal), Sepoy Arshad Ali (age 23 years, resident of Sohbatpur).
The ISPR further said that a clearance operation is underway in the area to eliminate any terrorists.
“Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the statement added.