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Three soldiers martyred in North Waziristan attack

Three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in an exchange of fire with militants in the North Waziristan tribal district, the military’s media wing said on Thursday.

Security forces carried out two separate intelligence-based operations (IBOs) on terrorist hideouts in North Waziristan. Two suspected terrorists “including an IED (improvised explosive device) expert” were killed in the raids, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

During an exchange of fire with the militants, three soldiers were martyred. They were identified as Sepoy Azaib Ahmed, resident of Karak; Sepoy Zia Ul Islam, resident of Bannu; and Lance Naik Abbas Khan, resident of Orakzai district.

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