Two soldiers were martyred when terrorists opened fire on an army vehicle in Noth Waziristan on Tuesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat, both 21, were killed in the incident, the Pakistan Army’s media wing added in its statement.
Lt Moeed, a resident of Burewala, Vehari, had recently passed out from the Pakistan Military Academy. Sepoy Basharat, a resident of Danyor village, Gilgit, had been serving in the military for three years, the ISPR statement read.
“Freedom is not free, it costs sons of the soil. A freedom that we enjoy today is owed to so many such brave hearts. Salute to our martyrs,” Chief of Army Staff Qamar Jawed Bajwa was quoted as saying in a tweet by Director-General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor.