3 soldiers, children martyred in suicide blast in North Waziristan: ISPR
Three Pakistan Army soldiers and three children were martyred after a suicide blast occurred in the vicinity of Miranshah, North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.
According to ISPR, three soldiers and three children were martyred in a suicide blast in Miranshah on Sunday morning. ISPR stated, the martyred personnel include 33-year-old Lance Havaldar Zubair Qadir from Pakpattan, 21-year-old Sepoy Uzair Asfar from Haripur and 22-year-old Sepoy Qasim Maqsood from Multan.
Meanwhile, the children were identified as 11-year-old Ahmed Hassan, eight-year-old Ahsan and four-year-old Anum.
ISPR said that intelligence agencies were investigating the suicide bomber and his handlers/facilitators.
Separately, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the suicide attack and expressed grief over the lives lost. In a statement, PM Shehbaz also paid special tribute to the martyred soldiers, and offered his condolences to the families of the children.