Pakistani army officer dies while defusing bomb: spokesman

A Pakistani army officer was killed on Wednesday while defusing an explosive device in the country’s Mohmand district, the military said.

A statement from the army’s media wing the Inter-Services Public Relations said that captain Zarghaam Fareed lost his life when he was neutralizing an improvised explosive device, while a member of the bomb disposal team was critically injured.

The incident occurred in Mohmand district, bordering Afghanistan, which is now merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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