A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom while neutralising an improvised explosive device (IED) in the North Waziristan Agency, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The Pakistan Army engineer’s team had detected the device that was planted near Datta Khel during a routine scanning.
The body of Lance Havaldar Irfan Ali has been sent to his home town.
On April 15, at least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and 12 injured in a cross-border skirmish along the Pak-Afghan border late on Saturday night, said a statement by the ISPR.
Originating from Afghanistan’s Khost province, the attack targeted FC troops conducting routine surveillance near the Laka Teega check-post in Lower Kurram Agency.
According to the ISPR, the security officials have countered the attack while ensuring there were no civilian casualties.
A local political official, who asked not to be identified, said that security forces had responded by opening fire along the border.