WANA: Three security personnel were martyred in a remote controlled blast in Ladha area of South Waziristan tribal district, security officials said.

They said that a team of security personnel was returning from Tangi Badin area of South Waziristan when a remote controlled bomb planted by militants exploded near their vehicle.

As a result, three security personnel including Subedar Khaliq, Naik Asad and sepoy Ramzan embraced martyrdom while soldiers Tanveer, Mubashir, Farooq were injured.

The injured were taken to hospital where they are stated to be in stable condition. A search operation was launched in the area and all exit and entrance routes were cordoned off.