Army major, among three, martyred in gun fights with terrorists in KP

RAWALPINDI: An army major and another soldier were martyred during an intelligence-based operation conducted by the security forces in North Waziristan District’s Miran Shah’s general area, the military’s media wing said in a statement on Friday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said when the security forces launched the operation a “party of terrorists was spotted and intercepted by Major Amir Aziz, who was leading the operation from the front”.

During the exchange of fire, one terrorist was killed while another was injured.

However, 29-year-old Major Amir and 27-year-old Sepoy Muhammad Arif were martyred during the heavy exchange of fire.

The army’s media affairs wing said that the sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate the terrorists present in the area.

“Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the ISPR said.

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