A security forces personnel was martyred in North Waziristan's Ghariuom after terrorists targeted a check-post, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Monday.

The terrorists targeted a security forces post in the Ghariuom area of North Waziristan, the military's media wing stated.

According to the ISPR, the troops responded promptly. During an exchange of fire, sepoy Muhammad Amir Iqbal, who was 30 years old, embraced shahadat (martyrdom).

The military's media wing said that clearance is in progress to eliminate any terrorist found in the area.

Two days back, five security forces personnel were martyred in North Waziristan's Spinwam after terrorists targeted their vehicle, the ISPR had reported.

The military's media wing said four Frontier Corps soldiers and one Levies sub-inspector were martyred in the incident. The martyred were identified as: Havaldar Zahid, 35, a resident of Charsadda; Havaldar Ishaq, 37, a resident of Kurram; Lance Naik Abdul Majeed, 28, a resident of Kurram and sub-inspector Javed, 38, a resident of Spinwam.