Four soldiers killed in the latest terrorist attack in South Waziristan
Four soldiers were martyred as terrorists opened fire at a check post in Makeen area of South Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations reported.
Four terrorists were also killed as security forces opened retaliatory fire. The martyred personnel were identified as Lance Naik Imran Ali, sepoys Atif Jeghangir, Aziz and Anees-ur-Rehman. The military’s press wing said a clearance operation is underway in the area.
President Dr Arif Alvi condemned the terrorist attack and expressed grief over the martyrdom of army personnel. He also sympathised with the bereaved families and prayed for their strength so they can bear the loss with fortitude.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari offered condolences for the martyred officials and expressed solidarity with their families.
“The sacrifices of our martyrs will not be forgotten,” he said, adding that implementation of the National Action Plan was essential for rooting out terrorists and their facilitators.
Yesterday, a five-year-old child was killed and seven other children sustained injuries Bajaur district in a cross-border rocket attack from Afghanistan.
The military’s press wing said terrorists fired at least five rockets from inside Afghanistan which fell in Mamund area of Bajaur. The pictures, shared by the ISPR, showed injured children receiving treatment at a hospital. They showed the rocket shells too.
Source: Daily Times