A soldier of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom, while two terrorists were killed, in separate encounters occurred in North and South Waziristan tribal districts, the military said on Sunday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on Sunday, a fire exchange took place between the Army troops and terrorists in the general area of Razmak, North Waziristan District on April 8. The Army troops effectively traced the terrorist’s location, and resultantly, a terrorist was neutralized. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorist. In another fierce encounter between the Army troops and terrorists in the general area Karama, South Waziristan district, the troops effectively traced the terrorists’ location and killed a terrorist. However, during the intense exchange of fire, Naik Fazal Janan (age 32 years, resident of District Hangu) having fought gallantly and embraced martyrdom in the process. The sanitization of the area was carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area. “Pakistan’s security forces are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the ISPR said. Meanwhile, in the desolate region of Mach, west of Sibi, an intelligence-based sanitization operation was initiated to intercept the terrorists. Multiple ambushes were laid along routes frequented by the group, and after two days of surveillance, they were finally caught. A party of three terrorists was spotted moving towards their hideout. As they were blocked, they opened fire on the security forces. The exchange of fire was intense, but two of the terrorists were neutralized. The remaining terrorist was apprehended, and a cache of arms and ammunition was found.