Three Levies personnel were martyred and one injured after terrorists targeted a check post in North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday. According to sources, the attack took place in the Raghzai area of Malik Shahi, located in the Sheva district.
The local security officials said the explosives were planted near the check post before arrival of the personnel and were detonated through a remote controlled device. The martyred personnel were identified as Ameer Zaman, Abdul Wali and Nambut Khan.
The notables and elders of the area protested against the attack by placing bodies of the martyred personnel on road and blocked Tal-Bannu and Miranshah highway for all sorts of traffic. They chanted slogans against the miscreants and demanded their immediate arrest.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan condemned the blast and said: "Martyrdom of the Levies personnel would not go in vain. We share the grief of the victims' families. We won't rest until we have fully eliminated the cancer of terrorism," he said.
The CM said terrorist attacks could not dampen our spirits and that terrorism has no religion “as no religion grants permission to attack innocent people.”
Militant activities in Frontier Region Tank and North Waziristan areas have increased in the recent days. Security forces have carried out several operations to dismantle the terrorists’ network.
Meanwhile, two children were critically injured in a landmine blast in Badar area of Shakai, South Waziristan on Saturday.
Sources said that the children were playing near their house when they put their foot on the landmine. As a result, a huge blast occurred in which both the children were seriously injured and several nearby houses damaged.
The injured were shifted to district hospital Dera Ismail Khan for treatment while district administration visited the area in search operation of the culprits who had planted the landmine.