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).