Four soldiers martyred in gun battle with terrorists in North Waziristan: ISPR – Pakistan

Between March 23 and March 24, four soldiers were killed in the Hassan Kel district of North Waziristan during a gunfight with terrorists trying to infiltrate Pakistan from Afghanistan, the military media said on Thursday.

A terrorist group attempted to infiltrate Pakistan at midnight, but failed due to “military vigilance and timely response”, according to a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

But the terrorists retaliated with fire, adding that the soldiers “reciprocated in an appropriate way”.

“The unsuccessful terrorists fled… and suffered heavy casualties, according to intelligence reports,” the statement said, adding that four soldiers accepted martyrdom after fighting “valiantly” in the gunfight.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Lance Havaldar Wajahat Alam, 34, a resident of the base of Gilgit-Baltistan, Sepoy Sajjid lnayat, 25, of Sheikhupura, and Sepoy Maqbool Hayat, 32, of Sheikhupura. , Sepoy Sajjid Ali, 22, a former Ghizer resident and Skardu resident.

“The Pakistani armed forces are determined to eliminate the threat of terrorism, and the sacrifices of brave soldiers reinforced our resolve,” ISPR said in a statement.

Earlier this month, security forces killed four more rebels in an intelligence-based operation in North Waziristan.

One of the operations was performed at Maddi Khel and the other at the Bobar Gap.

ISPR said it had confiscated weapons and ammunition from the terrorists at the time.