A soldier was martyred during an “intense exchange of fire” between security forces and terrorists in North Waziristan district’s Miranshah area, the military’s media affairs wing said on Saturday. In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) identified the soldier as 32-year-old Naik Zahid Ahmed, a resident of Charsadda, who embraced martyrdom after “having fought gallantly”. During the exchange of fire, “one terrorist got killed”, the statement said, identifying him as Ziaullah. It added that weapons and ammunition were recovered from the slain terrorist. On June 12, a soldier was martyred during an exchange of fire with terrorists in the Datta Khel area of the district. Sepoy Shahzaib Imtiaz embraced martyrdom after “having fought gallantly”, the ISPR had said, adding that he was 25 years old and a resident of Kotli Sattian.