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10 soldiers martyred in two terrorist attacks in N. Waziristan, Balochistan: ISPR

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Ten personnel of the Pakistan armed forces, including an officer, were martyred in two separate attacks in North Waziristan tribal district and Balochistan, the military’s media wing said on Saturday.

In the first incident, six Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred when terrorists from across the Afghan border opened fire on a border patrolling party near Gurbaz area of North Waziristan district.

The martyrs include Havaldar Khalid, Sepoy Naveed, Sepoy Bachal, Sepoy Ali Raza, Sepoy M Babar, and Sepoy Ahsan.

Meanwhile, Four troops of FC Balochistan including an officer embraced martyrdom when they were fired upon by terrorists during combing operation between Hushab and Turbat. They martyrs include Captain Aqib, Sepoy Nadir, Sepoy Atif Altaf and Sepoy Hafeezullah.

The martyrdom of six soldiers on the Pak-Afghan border and of four in Balochistan “is the sacrifice Pakistan [is] making for peace in the region”, ISPR Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on July 27 expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the most recent attacks.

“I salute our armed forces personnel who continue to lay down their lives fighting terrorists to keep the nation safe,” he wrote on Twitter.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi Saturday said the nation was indebted to 10 valiant soldiers, who embraced martyrdom in two separate terrorist attacks along the Pak-Afghan border in North Waziristan and Balochistan.

“Their sacrifice along with the sacrifices of thousands of our soldiers continue to fortify our resolve to defeat terrorism,” the foreign minister said in a tweet.

While sharing the images of an army officer martyred in one of the attacks, Qureshi said, “I want to show the world the face of a young officer Captain Aaqib Javed martyred today who was meant to get married on the 24th of August.”

 

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