BARA, 13 July: Two soldiers were killed and five others sustained injuries in a blast in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Sunday.

According to official sources, the security personnel were patrolling in Sandana area of Sepah when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded on them. The security forces launched a search operation in the area after the blast.

The injured soldiers were taken to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Peshawar.

The security forces formally ended Operation Khyber-2 in Khyber Agency on 15 June but questions still remain on the security situation in the area.

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