As many as 10 soldiers of Pakistan army embraced martyrdom in two attacks by terrorists – one of them occurred along the Pak-Afghan border and the second in Balochistan, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The IPSR said that six Pakistan army soldiers were martyred when terrorists from across the Pak-Afghan border raided their border patrolling party near Gurbaz area of North Waziristan.
The martyrs included Havaldar Khalid, Sepoy Naveed, Sepoy Bachal, Sepoy Ali Raza, Sepoy M Babar, and Sepoy Ahsan.
In another incident, the FC Balochistan troops were fired upon by terrorists during combing/sensitization operation between Hushab and Turbat.
Resultantly, four solders including Captain Aqib, Sepoy Nadir, Sepoy Atif Altaf and Sepoy Hafeezullah received Shahadat.
Meanwhile in a tweet, the Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said that shahadat (martyrdom) of six Pakistan army soldiers on the Pak-Afghan border and four in Balochistan is the sacrifice Pakistan making for peace in the region.
The director general ISPR said that while security of tribal areas has been improved with efforts now focused to solidify border, inimical forces are attempting to destabilize Balochistan.
“Their efforts shall IA fail,” he said.
Shahadat of 6 sldrs on Pak-Afg Bdr & 4 in Bln is the sacrifice Pakistan making for peace in the region. While security of tribal areas has been improved with efforts now focused to solidify border, inimical forces are attempting to destabilise Bln. Their efforts shall IA fail.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) July 27, 2019
Paying tribute to sacrifices of armed forces personnel, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he salutes the armed forces personnel who continue to lay down their lives fighting terrorists to keep the nation safe.
In a tweet, the prime minister expressed condolences and prayers for the families of the 10 brave soldiers including an officer, who were martyred fighting terrorists in North Waziristan and Balochistan today.
افواج پاکستان کے ان جری جوانوں کو میرا سلام جو قوم کی سلامتی کیلئے دہشتگردوں سے مقابلے میں مسلسل اپنی جانوں کے نذرانےدے رہے ہیں۔میری دعائیں/ہمدردیاں افسر سمیت ان 10 جوانوں کے لواحقین کیساتھ ہیں جنہوں نے آج شمالی وزیرستان و بلوچستان میں دہشتگردوں کو للکارا اور جام شہادت نوش کیا
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 27, 2019