Soldier martyred in Mohmand Agency IED blast

12:19 PM | 1 Dec, 2017
Soldier martyred in Mohmand Agency IED blast
PESHAWAR - A soldier was killed in an IED blast in Chamarkund area of Mohmand Agency on Friday, said security officials.

The soldier who was carrying water towards the checkpoint for his fellows was killed after the device detonated.

Moreover, another soldier accompanying him was left injured and was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif condemned the attack on security check posts in Mohmand Agency. He expressed grief with families of the bereaved soldiers.

The incident followed the terrorist attack at the hostel of Agricultural Training Institute in Peshawar leaving 11 martyred.

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IED blasts are common in the violence-torn province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a harbinger of which is sporadic attacks in the area.

In March 2017, as many as five soldiers embraced martyrdom foiling a terrorism bid on three border checkpoints in Mohmand Agency, according to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).