RAWALPINDI: Military wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday said an army officer and a soldier embraced martyrdom on Pak-Afghan border in Mohmand District.
A squad under the martyred officer was supervising fencing work in an area which carried critical infiltration route, it said.
The ISPR said the shaheeds (martyred) fell victim to an improvised explosive device planted by terrorists from across the border.
The media wing of the armed forces, on Sept 14 said four army personnel were martyred and two terrorists were perished in exchange of fire near Afghan border.
The ISPR had said the casualties took place in two separate incidents in exchange of fire along the western border.
According to the ISPR, miscreants in North Waziristan had fired on routine patrolling party of security forces near Abba Khel, Spinwam late Friday night.
Resultantly, Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, 23 years old resident of Baltistan, had embraced martyrdom. In exchange of fire, two miscreants were also killed.
In another incident in Dir, terrorists had fired from across border on Pakistan army troops busy in border fencing. Three soldiers had embraced martyrdom while one got injured.
Those martyr included Lance Naik Said Amin Afridi, 28 years old resident of Distt Khyber, Lance Naik Muhammad Shoaib Swati, 31 years old District Manshera, Sepoy Kashif Ali, 22 years old, resident of District Nowshera.
On August 6, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed had reaffirmed Pakistan Army’s support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for freedom from illegal Indian occupation.