Security official killed, another injured as militants attack Wana check post

Source says both sides traded fire using heavy weapons and ammunition with the fighting lasting over two hours.

Our Correspondent June 09, 2012

PESHAWAR: A group of militants attacked a check-post in Wana, sub-division of South Waziristan. At least one security official was reportedly killed and another was injured, as both sides exchanged fire for more than two hours, sources told The Express Tribune early Sunday morning.

Official sources said that the attack took place near the Karikot square, west of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan Agency. Sources said that “heavy weapons and ammunition were used” in the attack, confirming that one security person was killed and one injured as security forces successfully repulsed the attack.

A resident of the area, who did not want to be named, told The Express Tribune that the civilians had been asked to move out of the Wana Bazar and that “intermittent firing was heard” late into the night.

More casualties were feared, however, communication was difficult to establish in the area as the fighting continued past midnight.


Pervez | 9 years ago | Reply

oh man. Why is Pakistan allowing drone attacks? Why ?

End the drone attacks/end the supplies

there will be peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Dont make war on Pashtuns

Monster | 9 years ago | Reply

I thought Panetta was joking when he said US is losing patince with Pakistan.

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