President, PM strongly condemn North Waziristan blast

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08 Jun, 2019 10:15 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Arif Alvi strongly condemned the blast in North Waziristan in which four Army personnel were martyred on Friday.

At least four Pakistan Army personnel were martyred and four others were injured during a blast caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kharkamar, North Waziristan.

In a statement, the president said miscreants were against the restoration of peace in the area, however, the nation was united against them.

He prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace and for the grant of courage to the bereaved families.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also acknowledged the sacrifices of the soldiers and said their bravery kept the nation safe. “Deeply saddened to learn of the shahadat of three officers and one soldier from a terrorist-planted IED blast in Kharkamar, N Waziristan. My condolences to the families of the Shuhada and prayers for recovery of the injured,” the prime minister said on Twitter.

He added, “I salute the sacrifices and bravery of our soldiers in keeping us safe. The whole nation stands behind them.”

Three officers among four soldiers martyred in IED blast in Kharkamar

A day earlier, three officers and a jawan of Pak Army were martyred in an IED blast in Kharkamar, North Wazirstan.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, terrorists had targeted a military vehicle through an IED planted on the road. Four soldiers were also injured in the blast.

The martyred officers include Lt Col Raashid Karim Baig of Karimabad, Hunza, Major Moeez Maqsood Baig of Karachi, Captain Arifullah of Lakki Marwat and Lance Havaldar Zaheer of Chakwal.

It is the same area where forces had conducted search operations and arrested few facilitators of terrorists. During last one month, 10 security personnel have been martyred, while 35 injured.

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