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Nine soldiers embrace martyrdom in Bannu suicide bombing

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LAHORE MIRROR — At least nine soldiers embraced martyrdom when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up on a military convoy in the general area Jani Khel of Bannu District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), among the nine soldiers included Naib Subedar Sanobar Ali, while five troops were injured in the attack.

“The area has been cordoned by security forces and sanitisation is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area,” the ISPR said.

The ISPR also vowed that the security forces are “determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism” and that the “sacrifices” of the “brave soldiers further strengthen” the military’s resolve.

Reacting to the terrorist incident, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar said that he was “heartbroken” by the loss of nine “valiant soldiers” to a cowardly terrorist act that injured many.

“Such acts are utterly reprehensible. My thoughts are with the families of the martyred and injured. Pakistan stands resolute against such terror,” the interim premier added.