PESHAWAR: Two soldiers were martyred and two others sustained injurers in attacks and clashes in Khyber Agency and Balochistan on Wednesday.

One soldier embraced martyrdom and two others sustained injuries in attacks on security check post and vehicle of the security forces in the remote Tirah valley of Khyber Agency. Sources in the security forces said soldier Ayaz Gul died when terrorists opened fire on a security check post in Gharay area. The terrorists escaped from the scene when the security forces retaliated.

The soldiers going for the help of the under attack security personnel at the check post also came under attack from militants with an improvised explosive device (IED). Two soldiers were injured when their vehicle was hit by the bomb planted on the roadside. The vehicle of the soldiers was completely damaged in the blast. The injured soldiers were taken to hospital.

Meanwhile, a Frontier Corps (FC) soldier was martyred and two terrorists were killed during intelligence-based operations in Balochistan.

Naik Irfan Shaheed. – A file photo

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces conducted operations in Dasht, district Turbat and Dera Bugti as part of the countrywide operation Raddul Fasaad and in support of the ‘Khushhal Balochistan’ programme.

In an exchange of firing with terrorists FC soldier Naik Irfan embraced martyrdom, while two terrorists were also killed.

Two terrorists were killed in the operation and a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered.