WANA: A soldier embraced martyrdom and another sustained injuries in an attack of militants in South Waziristan tribal district on Friday.

According to official sources, the security forces came under a rocket attack in Musa Karam area of Ladha tehsil. A patrolling party of the security forces came under rocket attack in which Sepoy Rasool embraced martyrdom and Sepoy Habib sustained injuries. The injured soldier was shifted to hospital.

The security forces launched a search operation in the area after the attack. However, there were no reports about any arrest.

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 IBOs after receiving credible information about presence of militants to ward off any threat of attacks.

On October 04, two terrorists were killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.

“Security forces conducted IBO in Mir Ali, North Waziristan. (Two) hardcore terrorists (were) killed and one terrorist (was) apprehended,” the ISPR said.

On October 02, the security forces foiled a major terrorist activity and gunned down two terrorists during an IBO in Boya area. The two slain terrorists included an improvised explosive device (IED) specialist.

The terrorists were involved in killing innocent locals, extortion, planning and executing more than 25 terrorist attacks on security forces.

On September 28, a soldier was martyred during an exchange of fire with terrorists in Shakai Valley area of South Waziristan.

According to the ISPR, the security forces were patrolling in the area after receiving intelligence reports about the presence of terrorists there. Captain Abdullah Zafar, 25, embraced martyrdom as he led the troops in during the patrol.

On September 19, two soldiers embraced martyrdom in an exchange of fire during an IBO in Miranshah area of North Waziristan tribal district.

According to the ISPR, the operation was carried out in Spalga village. The security forces cordoned off the entire area and conducted a search operation.

On September 13, four terrorists, including a commander, were killed near the inter-district boundary of North and South Waziristan in an IBO.

The ISPR said the IBO was carried out in Ghariom, Shaktu area in which four terrorists, including terrorist commander Ihsanullah alias Ihsan Sanray, were killed.

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