Four Pakistan Army soldiers have been killed in North Waziristan which includes a lieutenant, two sepoys and a lance havaldar. All four soldiers were killed while seven terrorists were reportedly neutralized in an operation on a militant hideout near Datta Khel, North Waziristan, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Those killed include 26-year-old Lt Agha Muqadas Ali Khan, 36-year-old Lance Havaldar Qamar Nadeem, 24-year-old Sepoy Muhammad Qasim and 23-year-old Sepoy Touseef.
According to the military’s media wing, the Pakistan security forces had conducted an intelligence-based operation in Mama Ziarat after receiving intelligence of a militant hideout in the area. An exchange of fire took place between the soldiers, who had cordoned the area, and the terrorists, who were attempting to flee.
The Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement said: “During operation, 7 terrorists killed. In intense exchange of fire, 4 security forces personnel embraced shahadat including an officer, while 1 soldier got injured.”
The Pakistan armed forces recovered a huge stash of arms, ammunition, and IEDs from the hideout in Datta Khel town of North Waziristan.