A soldier of Pakistan Army has embraced martyrdom during an intense exchange of fire with terrorists in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan district.

According to ISPR, the exchange of fire took place during an intelligence-based operation by the security forces.

The martyred soldier was identified as Sepoy Shakeel Shafqat, resident of Khanewal.

Later, sanitization of the area was carried out to eliminate any other terrorist in the area.

The ISPR said security forces are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of the brave soldiers further strengthen their resolve.