Pakistan Army troop martyred in Bannu IED blast

07:06 PM | 23 Jan, 2023
Pakistan Army troop martyred in Bannu IED blast
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RAWALPINDI – A soldier of Pakistan Army was martyred in an IED explosion in general area Jani Khel, Bannu district, said military’s media wing in a statement on Monday.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement said, 24-year-old Sepoy Gulsher embraced martyrdom in the incident.

“Sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists in the area,” it said.

Earlier this month, a soldier was also martyred while four terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces during an operation in Bannu.

In a press release, the Inter-Services Public Relations said security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Bannu district. It said Pakistani forces effectively engaged the terrorists’ location. Resultantly, 4 terrorists got killed.

Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorists. During the gunfight, the 25-year-old Sepoy Muhammad Waseem, a resident of Khairpur, fought gallantly and embraced martyrdom, ISPR said.

The army further mentioned that terrorists killed remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and the killing of innocent citizens, it added that sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area.

In recent weeks, the law and order situation in Pakistan has worsened, as outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and other militant groups escalated attacks.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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