3 Army Soldiers, Including an Officer, martyred in IED Attack in North Waziristan



RAWALPINDI: Three Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom and four injured after a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists in North Waziristan’s Ghariom sector went off, the military’s media wing said Thursday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the soldiers were providing protection to construction teams working in the area.
The martyred soldiers were identified as Lieutenant Nasir Hussain Khalid, 23, from Muzaffarabad, 33-year-old Naik Muhammad Imran from Faisalabad and 30-year-old Sepoy Usman Akhtar from Rawalpindi.
Security forces cordoned off the area and a search operation was being carried out for area clearance, the statement added.