MIRANSHAH: A soldier of the Pakistan Army was martyred in firing by militants in North Waziristan tribal district on Tuesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), two terrorists were also killed in the exchange of firing. The military media wing said the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in Dattakhel area on information about presence of terrorists.

The ISPR said a soldier, Naik Adil Shahzad, was martyred in firing by the militants, while two terrorists were also killed. The martyred soldier was a resident of Karer village in Mansehra. He was aged 32.

The clash in Dattakhel happened three days after a clash in Zakirkhel area of North Waziristan in which two soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred, while seven terrorists were also killed.

According to the ISPR, the security forces after receiving credible intelligence about the presence of terrorists conducted an operation in Zakirkhel area. Seven terrorists were killed during the operation, while two soldiers also embraced martyrdom.

The martyred soldiers are identified as 23-year-old Momin Shah, who belonged to Dera Ismail Khan, and 31-year-old Muhammad Shah, who belonged to Abbottabad.

Last week, two IBOs were carried out in North Waziristan and Mohmand tribal districts in which seven terrorists were killed.

According to the military spokesman, separate IBOs were conducted in North Waziristan and Mohmand tribal districts where at least seven terrorists were killed.

The spokesman said the security personnel raided Adalkhel village of North Waziristan and killed four terrorists who were trying to flee from the site. The security forces also confiscated arms and communication equipment during the raid.

During the operation in Mohmand, three terrorists were killed and Indian medicines, literature and other material were also recovered from their possession.

No details were shared about any casualty suffered by the security forces during these two operations.

The security forces often conduct intelligence-based operations after getting credible information about presence of militants to ward off any threat of future attacks. Militants were driven out from the tribal districts in military operations, but still terrorists sometimes attack the security forces from their leftover hideouts.