Two soldiers were martyred while one terrorist was killed and two others arrested in two separate incidents occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday.
According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), an intelligence-based operation was conducted in the general area of Tirah, Khyber District and after intense exchange of fire, one terrorist was killed, while two terrorists were injured and apprehended by security forces.
Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from these terrorists, who remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and target killing of innocent civilians in the area.
In another incident, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in the general area of Sarwekai, South Waziristan District and resultantly two brave soldiers; Sepoy Banaras Khan (age: 23 years, resident of District Orakzai) and Sepoy Abdul Karim (age: 23 years, resident of District Khyber), embraced martyrdom.
An operation is being carried out to eliminate the terrorists present in the area. Security forces are determined to eliminating the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of the brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve.