2 soldiers martyred in IED blast in North Waziristan: ISPR

Two soldiers were martyred on Wednesday after an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded on a security forces’ convoy in the Razmak area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district, the military’s media affairs wing said.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) identified the martyred soldiers as 33-year-old Lance Naik Ehsan Badshah and 30-year-old Lance Naik Sajid Hussain.

“Sanitisation operation is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists present in the area as the security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the ISPR said.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar condemned the incident and extended his condolences to the martyrs’ families.

“The prime minister said that the war against terrorism will continue until it is eradicated from the country. The sacrifices of Pakistan Army and law enforcement agencies for the survival of the country are unforgettable,” he said, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

“The sacrifices of these martyrs strengthen our determination to rid the nation of terrorism. We salute the brave sons of the earth who are making great sacrifices of their lives in the fight against this scourge,” said PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also condemned the attack and condoled the heirs of the soldiers.

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