Two soldiers martyred in Waziristan attack

Updated 11 Oct 2020

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Two soldiers were martyred and three others sustained injuries in an attack on a security post in Shawal valley of North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday. — AP/File
Two soldiers were martyred and three others sustained injuries in an attack on a security post in Shawal valley of North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday. — AP/File

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Two soldiers were martyred and three others sustained injuries in an attack on a security post in Shawal valley of North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday.

Officials said militants attacked the post in the Manra Mendara area adjacent to South Waziristan tribal district. They said militants fired rockets in the pre-dawn attack on the post which left two soldiers martyred and three others wounded.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Sepoy Shakeel and Sepoy Akmal. The wounded soldiers were shifted to a hospital in the area.

Encounters between sec­u­rity forces and militants are frequently taking place in North Waziristan. Secu­rity forces have killed several suspected hardcore terrorists in recent encounters.

Published in Dawn, October 11th, 2020