MIRANSHAH: At least 10 terrorists were killed while six soldiers embraced martyrdom in a clash in Datakhel tehsil of North Waziristan district today, official sources said.

The sources said that terrorist attacked on the convoy of security forces in Ser Dag area of Datakhel with sophisticated weapons leaving six soldiers including two officers dead while three others injured. Security forces repulsed the attack and killed 10 terrorists, official sources claimed.

Security personnel cordoned off the area and started search operations. The slain soldiers include captain Junaid, subedar Khurshid, naib subedar Arshad,havaldar Amir Wali and the names of two others could not be identified.

Due to the lack of communication system in the area, the news cannot be confirm from independent sources.

Meanwhile security forces foiled a terror bid and killed two terrorists including a key commander of banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and a suicide bomber in Tehsil Mamund in Bajaur tribal district on Saturday.

Security Officials said that security personnel raided a house in Agra area of Tehsil Mamund where they killed a would-be suicide bomber and deputy head of TTP Bajaur chapter Ismaeel alias Umar. Security forces suffered no casualties during the operation.

Sources said that commander Ismaeel was involved in a number of terror attacks and extortions.