MIRANSHAH: A soldier embraced martyrdom in a remote control blast in North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday, official sources said.
According to sources, the soldier was on routine duty Land Muhammadkhel when a remote control blast happened on the roadside. The sources added that the bomb was already planted on the roadside which exploded on Sepoy Sajid due to which he was martyred.
The security forces cordoned off the entire area and launched a search operation. However, there was no word 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 September 07, six terrorists, including a highly wanted commander, were killed in an operation by the security forces in North Waziristan.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), wanted terrorist Wasim Zakaria along with his five associates were killed in an intelligence-based operation in Mir Ali area. It said 10 terrorists were also arrested during the operation.
On September 06, two security personnel, including an officer, were injured in an attack by militants in the same area.
On September 05, three terrorists were killed in a clash with the security forces in South Waziristan tribal district.
Sources said a clash happened between the security forces and terrorists in Kaskai area in Sarwakai tehsil. The terrorists opened fire on the security forces and in retaliatory fire three terrorists were killed.
On September 03, three soldiers, including an officer, embraced martyrdom and four others were injured when they were attacked with an improvised explosive device (IED) in North Waziristan.
On August 30, three soldiers were martyred and four others were injured in firing on the security forces by terrorists during a search operation in South Waziristan.
According to ISPR, terrorists opened fire on the security forces during a search operation in which three soldiers were martyred.
On August 25, the security forces foiled an attack of terrorists in Ladha area of South Waziristan and killed one terrorist.
On August 21, the security forces and police in their joint action in South Waziristan foiled a terrorist plot and recovered two suicide jackets.
On August 09, a soldier was injured in a remote control bomb blast in North Waziristan.