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Soldier Martyred in North Waziristan Attack: ISPR

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A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom in a firing-and-blast attack in the Boya area of North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.

The ISPR said Amil Shah, 26, was martyred when a patrolling vehicle was targeted with an improvised explosive device (IED).

“Terrorist activities in North Waziristan have increased lately. Over the last month, five soldiers have been martyred and 31 injured due to terrorist activities,” read the ISPR statement.

It linked the attack with the recent Khar Qamar check post incident and said “the arrest of facilitators of these terrorist activities had led to the incident on May 25.”

On Sunday, the ISPR had released a statement saying that a check post in the area was assaulted by a group and in an exchange of fire, three people were killed while 15 were injured ─ including five soldiers.

According to the statement, MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir ─ both of whom are leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) ─ were leading the group.

According to the North Waziristan DC’s report, Dawar and Ali Wazir – who are currently under custody – goaded protesters to attack the check post.

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