Seven soldiers martyred, 23 terrorists killed in three KP operations

Seven soldiers martyred, 23 terrorists killed in three KP operations


Capt Hussain Jehangir and Havildar Shafiqullah embrace martyrdom on May 26

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RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – Security forces have eliminated 23 terrorists in three operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement, said seven soldiers were martyred during the operations conducted on May 26 and 27. 

On May 26, an intelligence-based operation was conducted in general area Hassankhel, Peshawar, where six terrorists were successfully neutralised by the security forces and multiple hideouts were busted. 

“Captain Hussain Jehangir and Havildar Shafiqullah also embraced Shahadat on May 26, while fighting gallantly,” said the ISPR statement. 

On May 27, security forces conducted another operation in Tank district, where troops effectively engaged the terrorists’ location, as a result of which 10 terrorists were killed. 

The third engagement occurred in general area Bagh, Khyber District, where security forces killed seven terrorists. 

However, during the intense exchange of fire, five brave soldiers Naik Muhammad Ashfaq Butt, Lance Naik Syed Danish Afkar, Sepoy Taimoor Malik, Sepoy Nadir Sagheer and Sepoy Muahmmad Yasin, having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom. 

A large quantity of weapons, ammunition and explosives was recovered from the deceased terrorists who remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against the security forces as well as the innocent civilians. 

“Sanitisation operations are being carried out to eliminate any other terrorist found in the area. Security forces are determined to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the country and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” said ISPR.