MIR ALI, 11 October: The security forces on Tuesday foiled two terror plots and defused four bombs in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan Agency.

Official sources said the security forces received information that some luggage was spotted beneath a bridge in Mir Ali after which the bomb disposal squad reached there and defused three bombs. Sources said the security forces defused another bomb planted on the roadside in Jaler Zakarkhel area of Mir Ali.

After these two incidents, Political Agent Kamran Afridi has banned issuing identity cards, character certificates and domicile certificates to the people of the said areas. Official sources said markets in these areas have also been closed and a number of people have been arrested. The salaries of Khassadar and Class-IV employees from these areas have also been withheld.