GHALLANAI, 26 November: One soldier was killed and two others sustained injuries when militants opened fire on a security check post in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Wednesday night.

Security sources said the militants attacked the check post in Sheikh Baba area at 8:00pm and the exchange of fire continued till 2:00am. Sepoy Shakeel Khan Afridi was killed in the firing, while two other soldiers received injuries. The injured soldiers were taken to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Peshawar. One injured soldier was stated to be in critical condition.

The security forces launched a search operation in the area after the incident, but no arrest was made.

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