Three soldiers among six martyrs in North Waziristan suicide attack
Pakistan Army’s media arm, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said on Sunday that three Pakistani Army personnel and three children were killed in a suicide attack in North Waziristan’s Miranshah area.
The jawans have been identified as 33-year-old Lance Havildar Zubair Qadir of Pakpattan, 22-year-old constable Qasim Maqsood of Multan and 21-year-old constable Uzair Asfar from Haripur.
The children have been identified as 11-year-old Ahmed Hassan. Ahsan, eight, and Anu, four.
Last month, two soldiers were killed in an attack by security forces in South Waziristan’s Sarogha area.
The ISPR said the troops responded quickly to the attack and that during the “rapid exchange of fire”, the soldiers embraced martyrdom.
Responding to a cross-border attack in North Waziristan’s Devagar area on April 23, three soldiers embraced martyrdom.
According to the ISPR, the terrorists crossed the border from Afghanistan and opened fire on Pakistani soldiers who retaliated and inflicted heavy casualties on the terrorists.
Pakistan has condemned the use of Afghanistan’s territory to launch attacks in Pakistan. “We hope that the Afghan government will not allow such incidents to happen in the future,” the ISPR said.