2 soldiers martyred, 2 terrorists killed in North Waziristan

North Waziristan: Two security personnel were martyred and two others were injured, while two terrorists were also killed in three separate incidents in North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday.

Local sources said the first incident happened in Garyum area of tehsil Dosali in which two soldiers, including an officer, were martyred in a clash with terrorists. The martyred soldiers were identified as Captain Sabih and Sepoy Naveed.

The bodies of the fallen soldiers were shifted to hospital, while a search operation was launched in the area by the security forces.

Another clash happened in Mir Ali tehsil where two security personnel were injured and two terrorists were killed. The sources said the clash happened in Inayat Kot, Salam Kot and Khushali areas. The injured soldiers were identified as Sepoys Muhammad Sharif and Zaheer.

Two terrorists, including a commander, were also killed in the clash. The bodies of the slain terrorists were taken into custody by the security forces and the injured soldiers were shifted to hospital. A search operation was also launched in the entire area by the security forces after the incident.

The third incident also happened in Mir Ali where a vehicle of the security forces came under bomb attack.

Sources said the security forces vehicle was attacked with a remote control explosive device at Bypass Road near Kot Abdul Manan. No casualty happened in the incident. The security forces launched search operation in the area. However, there was no word about any arrest.

Militants were driven out from the tribal districts in military operations, but still terrorists sometimes attack the security forces from their leftover hideouts. The security forces also conduct intelligence-based operations after receiving credible information about presence of militants to ward off any threat of future attacks.

On June 11, security personnel were martyred in firing by unknown miscreants in Mir Ali sub-division. A security check post was also blown up in the same area in a separate attack.

The firing incident and attack on check post happened a day after two soldiers were martyred and four others were injured in a remote control bomb blast on the security forces in Miranshah.