Four soldiers embraced martyrdom in an exchange of fire between the army personnel and terrorists who were trying to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan.
According to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations, the incident took place in North Waziristan’s Hassan Khel area.
“The attempt of terrorists was foiled due to the alertness and timely response of army troops,” it added.
The statement stated that the fleeing terrorists retaliated with fire to the security forces’ vigilant strong response which was reciprocated in a befitting manner.
ISPR said the terrorists having failed, fled away and as per intelligence reports, suffered heavy casualties
It said four soldiers embraced martyrdom after fighting gallantly during the gun battle.
The martyred soldiers were identified as Lance Havaldar Wajahat Alam, Sepoy Sajjid lnayat, Sepoy Maqbool Hayat and Sepoy Sajjid Ali who embraced Shahadat while fighting bravely during intense exchange of fire.
“Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” it added.