Six soldiers martyred as security forces foil terrorists' bid to enter military compound in Tank: ISPR

Three terrorists killed during exchange of fire; army foils attempt to enter military compound in Tank

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Pakistan Army soldiers man a post at the Line of Control. — AFP
Pakistan Army soldiers man a post at the Line of Control. — AFP

  • Three terrorists killed during exchange of fire.
  • Army foils attempt to enter military compound.
  • Army determined to eliminate menace of terrorism.


RAWALPINDI: Six soldiers were martyred after security forces foiled three terrorists attempt to enter a military compound in the Dera Ismail Khan's Tank area, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the ISPR said the security forces, during the encounter, responded in an efficient manner, encircled and killed the three terrorists — thereby foiling the attempt to enter the military compound.

The military's media wing identified the martyred soldiers as:

  • Subedar Major Sher Muhammad, 48, resident of Naushero Feroz
  • Naib Subedar Zubaid, 39, resident of Khairpur
  • Havildar Sohail, 39, resident of Rawalpindi
  • Lance Naik Ghulam All, 36, resident of Tando Allahyar
  • Sepoy Maskeen Ali, 32, resident of Khairpur
  • Sepoy Mir Muhammad, 37, resident of Sukkur

Despite the incident, the Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve, the ISPR added.

Hours earlier the ISPR had said that on March 29 two soldiers embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in Makin, South Waziristan.

A brief statement issued by the military's media wing said that "an intense exchange of fire took place between the security forces and terrorists," to which the Pakistani troops responded in a befitting manner.

As a result, four terrorists were killed, while Captain Saad Bin Amir, 25, and Lance Naik Riaz, 37, were martyred fighting gallantly.