Two soldiers martyred as military vehicle ambushed in North Waziristan

Two soldiers martyred as military vehicle ambushed in North Waziristan

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PESHAWAR: A military vehicle was ambushed in Idak village, North Waziristan late Tuesday night leading to the martyrdom of two soldiers and injuring three others, official sources confirmed to The Express Tribune.

The two soldiers who embraced martyrdom have been identified as Naib Subedar Faisal and Naik Naeem.

Three soldiers were injured and shifted to a nearby hospital for medical assistance. The injured have been identified as Naik Idrees, Sepoy Mudassir and Sepoy Azhar.

An explosion in Charmang, Bajaur Agency early Wednesday morning injured several people. The target of the attack is said to be a tribal leader, Malik Farooq, who sustained injuries in the explosion. The injured have been shifted to Headquarter Hospital.

Security forces reached the scene of the explosion and cordoned off the area. A search operation is underway.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have claimed responsibility for the attack.

In December, last year three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel embraced martyrdom in a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) blast in North Waziristan Agency on Sunday. An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said, “The FC’s bomb disposal team was conducting a routine search and clear operation [in the village of] Ghulam Khan near the Pak-Afghan border when they [team members] embraced martyrdom.”

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