Pakistani soldier dies defusing bomb in North Waziristan Agency

  • Lance Havaldar Irfan Ali was trying to neutralise the bomb detected near Datta Khel during a routine scanning

RAWALPINDI – A Pakistani soldier has embraced martyrdom while neutralising an improvised explosive device (IED) in the North Waziristan Agency, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Wednesday.

Lance Havaldar Irfan Ali was trying to defuse the bomb detected by a team of Pakistan Army near Datta Khel during a routine scanning, according to the ISPR.

The soldier’s body was sent to his home town.

North Waziristan is the northern part of Waziristan, a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and covering 11,585 square kilometres.

Over the weekend, at least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and 12 injured in a cross-border skirmish along the Pak-Afghan border.

Two FC soldiers martyred in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

Originating from Afghanistan’s Khost province, the Saturday night’s attack targeted FC troops conducting routine surveillance near the Laka Teega check-post in Lower Kurram Agency.

Pakistani forces responded on Sunday by opening fire along the border in a befitting manner.