MIRANSHAH: Two security forces personnel sustained injuries in a bomb blast in North Waziristan tribal district on Friday.
Official sources said the security personnel were on routine patrol on foot the Khadi area of the Mir Ali tehsil when they were attacked through a remote-controlled explosive device. The injured soldiers were identified as Havaldar Anwar and Sepoy Javed. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The security forces cordoned off the entire area after the incident and launched a search operation. However, there was no word about any arrests.
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 intelligence-based operations after receiving credible information about presence of militants to ward off any threat of future attacks.
On June 20, two security personnel were martyred and two others were injured, while two terrorists were also killed in three separate incidents in North Waziristan.
Local sources said the first incident happened in Garyum area of tehsil Dosali in which two soldiers, including an officer, were martyred in a clash with terrorists.
Another clash happened in Mir Ali where two security personnel were injured and two terrorists were killed. The sources said the clash happened in Inayat Kot, Salam Kot and Khushali areas. Two terrorists, including a commander, were also killed in the clash.
The third incident also happened in Mir Ali where a vehicle of the security forces came under bomb attack. No casualty happened in the incident.
On June 11, a security personnel was martyred in firing by unknown miscreants in Mir Ali sub-division. A security check post was also blown up in the same area in a separate attack.
On June 10, two soldiers were martyred and four others were injured in a remote control bomb blast on the security forces in Miranshah.
On May 18, a soldier was martyred and three others sustained injuries in a bomb blast in Mir Ali. Official sources said a patrolling party of the security forces was targeted with a bomb near Eidak village.