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Karachi: A Pakistan soldier died in an improvised explosive device blast in the country's South Waziristan district on Monday, officials said.
An Inter-Services Public Relations issued statement released late into the night said that during an exchange of fire that followed the deadly IED explosion, one of the terrorists trying to flee from the area was killed, reports Dawn News.
“During area clearance by security forces, an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Asman Manza, South Waziristan District. Resultantly, a soldier, Sepoy Wajid Ullah (age 25 years, resident of Karak), embraced shahadat,” said the statement as quoted by Dawn News.
“Own troops immediately cordoned (off) the area to apprehend the terrorists involved in planting the IED. During intense exchange of fire one of the terrorists trying to flee away got killed,” added the press release.
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