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Captain, soldier martyred in Peshawar’s Hassan Khel gun battle: ISPR

Five terrorists were killed while three were injured
A combination of file photos show martyred Pakistani Army Captain Hussain Jahangir and Havildar Shafiq Ullah. Pictures via ISPR
A combination of file photos show martyred Pakistani Army Captain Hussain Jahangir and Havildar Shafiq Ullah. Pictures via ISPR

An army captain and a soldier were martyred during an exchange of fire with terrorists during an intelligence based operation in the general area Hassan Khel of Peshawar district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the reported presence of terrorists, the military’s media wing said on Sunday.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations said that Captain Hussain Jahangir, 25, a resident of the Rahim Yar Khan district and Havildar Shafiq Ullah, 36, a resident of the Karak district, were martyred during the operation.

At least five terrorists were killed while three terrorists got injured, it said and added that sanitisation operation was carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.

“Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve.”

Earlier this month, the army said 29 terrorists had been killed in a series of operations along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border over the past month.

“In addition to other areas along Pakistan-Afghanistan border, security forces are conducting operations in general area Sambaza in Zhob district of Balochistan, since April 21, 2024. As a result of effective engagements, 29 terrorists have been successfully neutralised by the security forces in past one month,” said the military’s media wing in a statement issued on May 22.

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Such actions were part of a broader effort to curb the infiltration of terrorists targeting both security forces and civilians.

The ISPR noted a surge in attempts by Afghanistan based terrorists to infiltrate the border and target security forces and civilians. “Interim Afghan Government is expected to fulfill its obligations and deny the use of Afghan Soil by terrorists for perpetuating acts of terrorism against Pakistan,” it had said.

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