ISLAMABAD, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- 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.
Security forces have cleared the area of the Pakistani Taliban militants, who are blamed for planting improvised explosive devices in remote areas. Most of the militants have been killed and some have fled to neighboring Afghanistan, according to security officials.