RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Four Pakistan army soldiers embraced martyrdom when two fierce encounters took place between the troops and the terrorists in North and South Waziristan districts on the night of October 18/19, 2023, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
In a statement on Thursday, the ISPR said that the first engagement occurred in Gharyoum area of North Waziristan district where the troops effectively engaged the terrorists’ location as a result of which six terrorists were sent to hell including a high value target, terrorist ringleader Hazrat Zaman alias Khawarey Mullah, who was actively involved in multiple terrorist activities in the area and was highly wanted by the law enforcement agencies.
However, during the operation, three brave sons of soil, Lance Naik Tabbasum UI Haq (age 36 years, resident of District Rawalpindi), Sepoy Naeem Akhtar (age 30 years, resident of District Attock) and Sepoy Abdul Hameed (age 23 years, resident of District Multan), having fought gallantly embraced Shahadat.
In another intense fire exchange between the troops and terrorists in Asman Manza area of South Waziristan district, Sepoy Farman Ali (age 25 years, resident of District Kashmore) paid the ultimate sacrifice and embraced shahadat.
The ISPR said that sanitization is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.
It said that the security forces of Pakistan are determined to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the Country and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve.