WANA: Two Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were martyred in a firing by militants in Ner babu area of Sararogha tehsil in South Waziristan tribal district on Friday.

Official sources said militants opened fire on the soldiers when they were fetching water from a stream near their check post. The deceased soldiers were identified as Lance Naik Mumtazullah and Sepoy Sajid Hussain.

The security forces launched a search operation in the area after the incident, but there were no reports about any arrest.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban made the claim through email message to some media channels.

On 11 October, three soldiers were martyred and five others were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Makeen area of South Waziristan.