Report: (Four security personnel including a Major martyred in Dir)

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ISLAMABAD: Four security personnel, including a Major sacrificed their lives while foiling a devastating terrorist activity at Sherotkai, Timergara in Dir.

According to reports, Major Ali Salman of intelligence agency along with his team conducted an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) against a terrorist hideout in the area in the wee hours on Wednesday.

As raid was being conducted, the terrorists opened fire. One of two terrorists present in hideout exploded himself while the other was killed in exchange of fire.

One terrorist was apprehended live during the operation. The martyred security personnel include Major Ali Salman, Havaldar Ghulam Nazir, Havaldar Akhtar and Sepoy Abdul Karim.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued here, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed deep grief over martyrdom of four army personnel including Major Ali Salman at Timergara.

The Prime Minister stated that our valiant forces have inflicted huge damage upon terrorist elements but at the same time they have rendered huge sacrifices in doing so.

He said each drop of blood of our heroes is a testament to the fact that we all are united as a nation to cleanse our beloved motherland from terrorist elements.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi declared that cowardly attacks on our law enforcing agencies can never flinch our resolve to back-off or slow down in our resolve to continue with anti-terror operations.

The Prime Minister said the war against terrorism is a war for the survival of Pakistan as an independent country.

Meanwhile, the Namaz-e- Janaza of Shaheed Major Ali Salman and Shaheed Hawaldar Akhtar Ali was offered in Upper Dir on Wednesday.

Corps Commander Lt General Nazir Ahmad Butt, Inspector General Frontier Corps Major General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood and other Civil and military officials attended the funeral.

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