A Pakistan Army officer was martyred while disarming an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mohmand tribal district on Wednesday.
Another member of the bomb disposal team, Sepoy Rehan, was critically injured in the incident. Security forces had detected an IED in the Mohmad Gat area of the district and had moved to neutralize the threat.
Another son of soil laid his life while performing duty. Capt Zarghaam Fareed embraced martyrdom while neutralising an IED detected at Mohmad Gat in Mohmand Distt. Sepoy Rehan of BD team got critically injured. 25 years old Capt Zarghaam was unmarried and belonged to Sargodha. pic.twitter.com/zkrbaOu4hi— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 7, 2018
Captain Zarghaam Fareed belonged to Sargodha and was unmarried.
Army and other security forces routinely carry out counter-insurgency operations in the district after earlier clearing the area from militant presence.
Intelligence-based operations and other kinetic actions by security forces have significantly reduced the threat of enemy action in the district and its surrounding areas. The army maintains a permanent presence in Mohmand to ensure the security of the district and to check infiltration from Afghanistan-based militants.