Two soldiers martyred in North Waziristan IED blast

Published: May 30, 2018
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Security forces' vehicle struck explosives planted on track near Data Khel. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Security forces' vehicle struck explosives planted on track near Data Khel. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Two Army soldiers were martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in North Waziristan on Wednesday.

“Two soldiers Lance Naik Momin Ali and Sepoy Saleem embraced Shahadat while three injured when a security forces vehicle struck an IED planted on track by terrorists near Datakhel, North Wazirstan Agency,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

“The injured have been evacuated to CMH Peshawar,” the military’s media wing added.

Two security officials injured in IED blast in North Waziristan

On May 14, two security personnel were injured in what officials said was an IED attack near a petrol pump in Miranshah, North Waziristan.

Earlier this month, Army stated that the number of check-posts in South Waziristan had been reduced from 32 to five after restoration of peace in the volatile region.

According to IG FC South Maj Gen Abid Latif Khan, the posts were reduced after normalcy returned in the area. He added that almost 30 kilometres of Pak-Afghan border had also been fenced to check unauthorised movement.

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