WANA: The security forces foiled an attack of terrorists in Ladha area of South Waziristan tribal district and killed one terrorist on Tuesday.

Police sources said a patrolling party of the security forces was attacked by terrorists in Masap Mela area as a result of which two soldiers were injured. The security forces in their retaliatory action killed one terrorist and arrested another one in injured condition.

The security forces cordoned off the entire area after the clash and launched a search operation. However, there were no reports about any arrest.

No banned organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack on the security forces.

Militants were driven out from the tribal districts in military operations, but still terrorists sometimes attack the security forces from their leftover hideouts. The security forces also conduct intelligence-based operations (IBOs) after receiving credible information about presence of militants to ward off any threat of future attacks.

On August 21, the security forces and police in their joint action in South Waziristan tribal district foiled a terrorist plot and recovered two suicide jackets.

Upon receiving a secret information, a team of South Waziristan police assisted by the security forces conducted search operation in Ghwa Khwa area and recovered two suicide jackets.

On August 09, a soldier was injured in a remote control bomb blast in North Waziristan tribal district.

Official sources said a soldier, Asif, was fetching water from a stream in Shani area of Dattakhel tehsil when a remote control bomb exploded on him. The solider sustained injuries in the blast and was shifted to FTC Hospital. The security forces cordoned off the entire area and launched a search operation after the blast. However, there was no word on any arrest.

On July 23, one soldier was martyred and three others were injured in a remote control blast on a vehicle of the security forces in Mir Ali sub-division of North Waziristan.

On July 12, four soldiers were martyred and three others were injured in a clash with the security forces in North Waziristan. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said four terrorists were also killed in the clash. The clash happened in Boya area.