Soldier martyred, 'terrorist' killed in operations.

UPPER WAZIRISTAN -- A soldier embraced martyrdom during an encounter with terrorists in the Upper Waziristan tribal district, while a terrorist was killed in the border area between Lakki Marwat and Bannu districts, officials said on Wednesday.

They said the security official was martyred when terrorists opened fire at a patrolling party in Upper Waziristan tribal district. An exchange of fire took place between the troops and terrorists in the Sararogha area on Tuesday, resulting in the martyrdom of Havildar Omer Hayat, 39. He belonged to the Lachi area of Kohat district, the statement added.

All roads were sealed in the area during the seaArch operation. Sararogha area is being cleared of terrorists, according to the military.

'Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,' it added.

Sararogha is adjacent to LaAkki Marwat district of KhyAber Pakhtunkhwa where six police officials were martyred last week.

Meanwhile, a terrorist was gunned down during a shootout...

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