RAWALPINDI: Media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday night that four soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred in exchange of fire with terrorists in North Waziristan.
“Four terrorists were killed during an intelligence based operation in Vezhda Sar, eight kilometres southwest of Boya, Miranshah, North Waziristan district.
“Sanitisation force conducted [an] operation against terrorists’ hideout in Vezhda Sar this morning. As soon as the troops cordoned off the area, terrorists opened fire. All dug out terrorists were shot down by security forces,” the ISPR said.
The martyred soldiers were identified as Sepoy Muhammad Ismail Khan, Sepoy Muhammad Shahbaz Yasin, Sepoy Raja Waheed Ahmed and Sepoy Muhammad Rizwan Khan.
President Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif said the soldiers who laid down their lives were heroes of the nation.
“No sacrifice is greater than the supreme sacrifice of life for the motherland. Valiant soldiers of our armed forces who laid down their lives in operation in North Waziristan are our heroes. The nation will remain grateful to them for their sacrifices. Rest in peace!” he wrote in a tweet.