Two soldiers martyred in Waziristan shootout

RAWALPINDI: Two soldiers of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom on Monday during an exchange of fire with terrorists in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan district, the military said in a statement.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the fire exchange took place on the night between Sunday and Monday during which Pakistani troops effectively engaged the terrorists’ location. Result-antly one terrorist was killed.
However, it added that during the intense exchange of fire, 25-year-old resident of Mardan Sepoy Abdullah and 19-year-old resident of Tharparkar Sepoy Muhammad Sohail, having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom.
The statement said that sanitisation of the surrounding areas is being carried out to neutralise any ter-rorists found in the area.
Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve, it further said. –Agencies