Major, Sepoy martyred in IED explosion near Afghan border

03:58 PM | 20 Sep, 2019
Major, Sepoy martyred in IED explosion near Afghan border
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LAHORE - An Army major, and a soldier were martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED)explosion near Pak-Afghan border in Mohmand tribal district, the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Friday.

Maj Adeel Shahid and Sepoy Faraz Hussain "fell victim to an IED planted by terrorists from across the border", the director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted.

The squad under the martyred officer was supervising fencing work in an area "which carried [a] critical infiltration route", the ISPR added.

He said the martyrs fell victim to an "IED by terrorists from across the border.".

According to the ISPR, Major Adeel was a resident of Karachi while Sepoy Faraz belonged to Kotli, Azad Kashmir.