- The ISPR says the suicide bomber intended to target a security forces post.
- Army says that the sacrifice of the brave soldiers further strengthens our resolve.
- “Security forces are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism.”
At least three soldiers were killed when a vehicle-borne suicide bomber blew himself up in North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.
According to the army’s media wing, the suicide bomber intended to target a checkpost of security forces in the general area of Miran Shah, however, the suicide bomber was stopped in time by the on-duty troops on suspicion of causing a major catastrophe. Saved from happening
The martyred soldiers were identified as Naib Subedar Sahib Khan, 41, a resident of Mianwali; Naik Muhammad Ibrahim, 40, a resident of Dera Ismail Khan; and Sepoy Jahangir Khan, 24, a resident of Mardan, ISPR said, adding three innocent civilians also suffered serious injuries in the suicide blast.
“Pakistan’s security forces are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices by our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the statement said.
On Sunday, terrorists tried to ambush a “combat patrol party of security forces” in Balor area of Hoshab district of Balochistan, in which two army personnel, one Major, were killed.
In a statement, the ISPR said that an operation was launched on the basis of credible intelligence regarding the movement of a group of terrorists.
The military’s media wing said the militants were involved in incidents of firing on security forces and civilians and the planting of improvised explosive devices in the Hoshab area.
“Whereas [the] While the work of setting up check posts was underway to cut off the escape routes, a group of terrorists tried to ambush the patrol and opened fire on the security forces.
The ISPR said that as a result of heavy firing, Major Saqib Hussain and Naik Baqir Ali were martyred, while another soldier was injured.