Two soldiers were martyred and three injured in a landmine blast in South Waziristan's Barmal area on Sunday.

A forces jeep was patrolling the area during a search operation when it struck a landmine planted on the roadside, security officials said.

Two personnel died on the spot while three were critically injured. The injured were moved to Field Hospital, Wana.

Forces began a search operation in the area following the incident but no arrests were reported.

A statement from the army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations, named the two martyred soldiers as Sepoy Attaur Rehman and Sepoy Imran Ali.

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