Army captain martyred in IED blast in Balochistan

Security forces shoot dead terrorist in North Waziristan

By: News Desk      Published: 11:38 AM, 22 Aug, 2021
Army captain martyred in IED blast in Balochistan
File photo of Captain Kashif.

An Army officer was martyred when a security forces vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Gichik area of Balochistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to a statement released by the military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday, the military vehicle struck the IED planted by the terrorists in the Tobo area of Gichik.

Resultantly, Captain Kashif embraced shahadat (martyrdom) while two other soldiers got injured in the terror strike.

The ISPR statement said the injured soldiers have been evacuated to a medical facility in Khuzdar.

Later, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff(COAS) attended Namaz-e-Janaza of Captain Kashif shaheed at Rawalpindi. Senior military officials, people from various walks of life and relatives of shaheed offered Namaz-e-Janaza. Shaheed was buried will full military honour.

Terrorist killed

Members of the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Boya aras of North Waziristan District after getting information about presence of the terrorists.

According to the ISPR, during the exchange of fire, one terrorist got killed.

The security forces recovered weapon and ammunition from the killed terrorist. 

They later launched a search operation is the area aimed at eliminating any other terrorists found in the area.

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On August 14 last, an FC jawan was martyred whereas three terrorists were killed in a gunbattle in Loralai. The terrorists ambushed an FC Balochistan vehicle while on routine patrol near the Shahrig area of Loralai.

The FC troops responded promptly and killed three of the terrorists.

In the exchange of fire, Naik Sharif had also embraced martyrdom in the gunbattle while Major Qasim and another soldier were injured who were evacuated to CMH Quetta.

The other day the security forces had killed a terrorist and captured another in injured condition during an operation in Sararogha, South Waziristan District. However, during an exchange of fire with the terrorists, a Pakistan Army soldier, Naik Zia-ud-Din embraced martyrdom.