A soldier has been martyred in an IED blast in Chamarkund area of Mohmand Agency today, said a security official.

The soldier was carrying water for his fellow soldiers when he was martyred in an explosion that was caused by an IED . Another soldier was also accompanying him, was injured and was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital.

Earlier this year in March, atleast five soldiers embraced martyrdom while foiling a terrorism bid on three border checkpoints in Mohmand Agency , according to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).