PESHAWAR: Three security personnel were martyred and another was injured in an attack on their check post in Mir Ali sub-division of North Waziristan tribal district on Monday.
Official sources said the attack was carried out by militants in Hasankhel area of Speen Wam town. The martyred security personnel were identified as Naik Gul Bahadur, Sepoys Khurram and Adnan, while the injured soldier was identified as Fawad. The bodies and the injured were shifted to Dwatoi Hospital.
The security forces cordoned off the entire area after the incident and launched a search operation. However, there was no word about any arrest.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in a statement condemned attack on security check post in North Waziristan and said such attacks won’t deter the resolve of the security forces in their fight against terrorism.
He prayed for eternal rest and peace of the departed souls and wished early recovery for the injured.
Security situation has worsened in Waziristan region recently and attacks on security forces have increased, as a result of which the security forces have also stepped up intelligence-based operations.
On June 30, five soldiers were martyred and five others were injured in two cross border attacks in North and South Waziristan.
Terrorists based in Afghanistan attacked a check post of Frontier Corps (FC) in Khaisura, Faqir Killi, in South Waziristan, in which three soldiers were martyred and three others were injured, security sources said.
In North Waziristan, two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred after terrorists attacked a security forces check post near Dwatoi area. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army troops retaliated to the cross-border firing from Afghanistan.
On June 19, two terrorists were killed, while a soldier embraced martyrdom during an IBO in Spinwam area of North Waziristan. Following an intense exchange of fire, the two terrorists were eliminated, the ISPR said.
On June 02, a soldier was martyred in an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) near a military check post in Kaniguram area of South Waziristan.
On May 22, a Pakistani soldier embraced martyrdom as terrorists from Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on a military post in North Waziristan.