A soldier was martyred on Monday as security forces exchanged fire with terrorists in North Waziristan's Spinwam area, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), intense firing took place after the terrorists had fired on a security forces checkpoint.

Following the terrorists' move, the troops had initiated a prompt response and effectively engaged the terrorists' location, the statement said.

According to the ISPR, the martyred soldier was identified as Sepoy Saifullah, 25, resident of Karak.

The development comes three days after security forces had gunned down a terrorist in North Waziristan's Mir Ali area, the ISPR had said.

The military's media wing said that wanted terrorist Arif Ullah alias Dadullah was killed during an exchange of fire as the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO).