Four soldiers embraced martyrdom while another soldier sustained injuries in two separate incidents of firing by militants on the western border, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated on Saturday.
According to a statement issued by ISPR Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor further revealed that two militants were shot dead in response by the military.
The first incident happened in Spinwam tehsil of North Waziristan tribal district, where miscreants opened fired on a routine patrolling party of security forces.
Consequently, 23-year-old Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, hailing from District Baltistan, embraced martyrdom.
In a separate incident in Dir, terrorists from across the Pak-Afghan border opened fire at army troops who were busy in border fencing. “3 soldiers embraced shahadat while 1 got injured,” the military’s media wing said.