MIRANSHAH: In yet another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast, two security forces men sustained critical injuries here in Kharr Qamar area of Data Khel of the district on Saturday morning.

Official sources have confirmed the incident and identified the victims as Sepoy Muhammad Asad Ali and Sepoy and Saeed. They were shifted to Data Khel camp hospital in Miramshah by the security forces soon after the incident.

It added that terrorists had dumped explosive materials at various places and the security forces continued to unearth them with the assistance of local people. Due to hidden IEDs, a number of security forces personnel as well as local people have maimed or died during the last couple of years.

On February 15, a tribal elder was killed in an explosion caused by hidden IED in Norak area of Mir Ali sub-division in North Waziristan tribal district. Official sources said. They said Malik Abbas was on his way when his vehicle was targeted with an IED in Norak, which is located on the Mir Ali-Miranshah road. “Malik Abbas lost his life on the spot. The incident is being investigated,” said an official. Malik Rimal, an uncle of the deceased Malik Abbas, was injured in an explosion in the same area a few days back.

The tribesmen have also protested the killing of tribal, blocked road and demanded the government to clear the area from IEDs.

Two injured in firing incident in Miranshah

MIRANSHAH: At least two persons were injured when unknown men barged the walls of a house and opened fire on Saturday here in Dil Khel area of North Waziristan.

The government sources confirmed the attack and said that two persons identified as Muhammad Marjan and Khob Nawaz were injured.

The official sources said that eight to ten unknown men have entered the house and started an indiscriminate fire.

The injured were shifted to the District headquarter hospital in Miranshah where they are stated to be in stable condition. The officials said that a case has been registered and further investigation is underway.