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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.


3 personnel wounded as army plane crashes in tribal region

Dera Ismail Khan: Three army offiicls wounded as an army aviation training aircraft crashed at South Waziristan on Friday, local media quoting officials reported.

The incident took place near Wana stadium in tribal region. The Mashak aircraft had taken off from Wana field strip for Kohat. The injured officers were identified as Lt Col Murad, Major Nasir Tareen and Major Shahid.

The crash took place due to a technical fault in the air-conditioning system and the engine of the plane. Security forces cordoned the area and secured the plane’s wreckage, while the officers were shifted to the local field camp, where their condition is stated to be stable.

Troubling times for Qandeel Baloch’s parents

DERA GHAZI KHAN: Azeem Khan is badly missing his daughter, social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch. She was found killed in their rented house in Multan on July 23 this year.

“Had she been alive, Qandeel would have taken me to Karachi to treat my tuberculosis and get me a prosthetic leg,” said Azeem, who recently shifted to his native town of Saddaruddin, a suburban town of Dera Ghazi Khan, from Multan. Qandeel had rented a house in Multan for her elderly parents and used to support them financially, acting as bread-winner of the family.

After Qandeel Baloch, the elderly couple has been left unattended. They could not afford paying the rent of the house and other expditures that she used to bear. For their failure to pay the rent, both Azeem and his wife have returned to their native town.

He says they feel they are not welcome to the village, alleging they had received threats from Zafar, also a co-accused in the murder case.

After her murder, they face financial onstraints, threats

Qandeel’s brother Waseem, along with Haq Nawaz, is in jail facing trial for the murder of his sister. He alleged the murderers had also stolen Rs200,000 and the jewellery of Qandeel and his own Rs40,000 from the house.

He had no money to shift Qandeel’s body to the village in a vehicle on that fateful day.

He said in fact Zaffar had instigated Waseem to kill Qandeel and for that reason, he sent Haq Nawaz to help Waseem to kill Qandeel. The court granted bail to Zafar in the case last month.

Azeem has no sources to attend court proceedings; he comes to know about the proceedings of the murder case through newspapers. He says it disturbs him that the chalan of the case is still incomplete.

Some local philanthropists provide food to Azeem and his wife.

Their counsel in the case, Syed Safdar Shah, said Azeem and his wife were not being taken care of by their sons after the murder of Qandeel.

Grenade attack at residence of KP minister, no injuries

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Unknown persons on Tuesday hurled a hand grenade at the residence of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Revenue Minister Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, who belongs to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), in Cantonment police area of Dera Ismail Khan.


The motorcycle-riding men managed to escape from the scene after the attack.Security and emergency teams reached the attack site, while police personnel cordoned off the area as the search for the attackers went underway.Police sources told NNP News that there was no loss of life or property reported in the incident.The residence of the provincial minister is situated at a sensitive locality of DI Khan with the DPO office, sessions and high courts in the vicinity.

The was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

At least eight people including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s then law minister Israrullah Gandapur, also belonging to PTI, were killed on Oct 2013 when a suicide bomber exploded outside the leaders residence in Dera Ismail Khan.

Two pilots die as PAF plane crashes

 pak-f7-770x470ISLAMABAD – A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Mirage aircraft crashed in south of Dera Ismail Khan during a routine operational training mission, says a press note issued here by the PAF.
Pilot and the co-pilot were killed in the incident which took place on Wednesday afternoon in Miran, some 80 kilometers away from DI Khan. According to the PAF spokesperson, the martyred included Air Commodore Shafqat Mushtaq and Flight Lieutenant Sohaib Rasheed.
A PAF spokesperson said that search operation was underway on the site. A board of inquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to determine cause of the accident. Police officials said that the aircraft, which was on a training flight, might have crashed due to lightening and rain in the area.
368232-bhojaaircrashreuters-1335068330-126-640x480Army and PAF rescue teams had surrounded the crash site and were searching for bodies of the pilots.
The district police officer (DPO) said that plane parts had been found near the crash site.
The DPO further said that the area had been experiencing heavy downpour, which could be a likely reason behind the crash.
The sources in Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed the incident, saying the crashed plane was Mirage-5 of the PAF.
The Pakistan Air Force has a fleet of Chinese aircraft including F-7PGs and A-5s, plus US-built F-16s and French Mirages. It recently acquired JF-17 Thunder jets, manufactured jointly by China and Pakistan.