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Army officer among four soldiers martyred in KP anti-terror operation

Army officer among four soldiers martyred in KP anti-terror operation

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(From left) Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Hassan Haider, Lance Naik Abdul Qadir, Naik Rafique Khan and Naik Khushdil Khan. — ISPR
(From left) Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Hassan Haider, Lance Naik Abdul Qadir, Naik Rafique Khan and Naik Khushdil Khan. — ISPR

Pakistan Army’s Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Hassan Haider and three other soldiers were martyred in an exchange of fire with the terrorists during an intelligence-base operation (IBO) in Khyber District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Monday.

The security forces led by Lt-Col Haider conducted the IBO in the general area of Tirah in Khyber District and killed three militants and injured three others.

“During the conduct of the operation, own troops led by Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Hassan Haider, effectively engaged the terrorists’ location as a result of which three terrorists were sent to hell, while three terrorists got injured,” the military’s media wing stated.

The soldiers martyred in the operation were identified as Naik Khushdil Khan, 31, from Lakki Marwat District; Naik Rafique Khan, 27, from Charsadda District; and Lance Naik Abdul Qadir, 33, from District Murree.

The ISPR also said that the security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve

Sanitisation operation is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area, it added. 

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