Clashes with Militants Leave Lt Col Dead in Shawal Area

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 24 August 2015 18:44

A lieutenant colonel and a soldier were killed during clashes between militants and Pakistan Army in the Shawal Area of North Waziristan on Monday, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The officer has been identified as Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Malik, while the soldier’s identity is yet to be revealed.

The clashes also left six militants dead.

The news came after armed forced initiated a ground operation in the Shawal area of North Waziristan on August 20.

According to Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa, the ground operation was being carried out on the direction of the army chief, adding that air and ground offensives should be coordinated.

Army chief General Raheel Sharif directed all military objectives to be achieved as soon as possible.

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