Two soldiers killed in IED blast on Pakistan-Afghanistan border

The blast took place in Ghulam Khan area of North Waziristan near Pak-Afghan border.

Kamran Yousaf July 24, 2014

Two soldiers were killed when an improvised explosives device (IED) exploded near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Thursday evening.

According to initial details the two soldiers were killed in an IED blast in Ghulam Khan area of North Waziristan, near the Pak-Afghan border.

Pakistan army launched an offensive against militants in North Waziristan last month.

On Wednesday, jet planes pounded hideouts of militants in the Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan on Wednesday, killing 20 terrorists, Radio Pakistan reported.

According to ISPR, foreign terrorists are among the 20 killed.

Four militant hideouts were also destroyed in the airstrikes.

Meanwhile, an ammunition factory was seized during action in Mir Ali. A huge cache of arms and ammunition and foreign currency were also seized from Mir Ali Bazaar.

The ISPR further added that the operation to cleanse Miramshah of mines and explosive material is under way. 6 IED factories in Miranshah have also been cleared by Army Engineers so far.

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