Six soldiers martyred as security forces foil attack on military compound in Tank

Mar 30, 2022: The army said in a statement that six Pakistani soldiers were martyred on Wednesday when terrorists tried to attack a military compound in Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“Own troops responded in an efficient manner, encircled and killed all three terrorists thereby foiling the attempted entry inside the military compound,” military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said.

The statement added, during intense exchange of fire, six soldiers, having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom.

“Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the statement further said.

The martyred included 48-year-old Subedar Major Sher Muhammad from Naushero Feroz, 39-year-old Naib Subedar Zubaid from Khairpur, 39-year-old Havildar Sohail from Rawalpindi, 36-year-old Lance Naik Ghulam All from Tando Allahyar, 32-year-old Sepoy Maskeen Ali from Khairpur and 37-year-old Sepoy Mir Muhammad from Sukkur.

Last month, security forces killed a terrorist who tried to launch suicide attack by entering a military post in Dosali, a small town in the North Waziristan district. The terrorist opened fire with small arms and tried to throw a grenade at security before firing, ISPR said in a statement.

The military was vigilant and prepared for the situation, launched an immediate response and effectively stopped the terrorist. “As a result, the terrorist was killed.” Earlier, a terrorist was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in North Waziristan district.

According to ISPR, the incident took place in Shewa area of ​​the district during which a terrorist named Irfan alias Abu Darda was killed. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the slain terrorist, he added.

The ISPR said the slain terrorist was involved in terrorist activities against security forces, targeted killings and kidnappings for ransom.

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