SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: A soldier was martyred and four others were wounded when a vehicle of security forces struck a landmine on Laddah road in South Waziristan tribal district on Monday.

Sources said the vehicle was part of a convoy going to Kaniguram when it was hit by the landmine planted on the Laddah bridge.

A soldier was martyred and four others were wounded by the impact of the blast. They were shifted to the Wana Scouts hospital.

Soon after the incident, security forces launched a search operation in the area to track down the culprits involved in the blast. Sources said that during the operation the security forces picked up three suspects for interrogation.

Published in Dawn, September 14th, 2021

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