Taliban kill Pakistani soldier in attack on army bunker

Published: July 7, 2015
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A photo of Pakistan army. PHOTO: AFP

A photo of Pakistan army. PHOTO: AFP

WANA: A Taliban gunman on Tuesday shot and killed a Pakistani soldier in an attack on an army bunker in South Waziristan, an official said.

The attack in South Waziristan, a mountainous region on the country’s border with Afghanistan, comes as the military presses an offensive against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan hideouts in neighbouring North Waziristan.

An intelligence official said Taliban militants hiding in the mountains fired into the army outpost, killing one solider and wounding another.

Read: Four soldiers killed as army pushes to finish anti-Taliban offensive

“The army shot back, but the enemy hid in the forest cover,” the official said on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Pakistan began a major offensive in North Waziristan last summer to drive out TTP and other extremist militants who launch attacks on government and civilian targets from strongholds there.

The army is meeting fierce resistance as it moves further into the lower-lying areas of the Shawal Valley, the Taliban’s last stronghold in North Waziristan, military officials said.

Read: 1st phase of Shawal operation completed

Over the weekend, four Pakistani soldiers were killed in three separate attacks in North and South Waziristan.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Abdullah
    Jul 7, 2015 - 7:53PM

    ET Soldier is Martyred not killed. Recommend

  • Cynic Waheed
    Jul 7, 2015 - 8:59PM

    @Abdullah:

    Buddy ET speaks the language of ‘Goras’ and they take pride in it. Your comment will not change their ways! When one of their relatives is dead, you might see a change in their choice of words!

    ET – Please print for the sake of freedom of speech!

    Thanks,Recommend

  • Blithe
    Jul 7, 2015 - 9:54PM

    Army should stop at land grabbing forests in sindh and getting involved in politics and soley focus on fighting terrorism . We need a truly professional force to prevent terrorism .Recommend

  • bahaha
    Jul 7, 2015 - 10:21PM

    @Abdullah:
    ET is express tribune??Recommend

  • Vikram
    Jul 8, 2015 - 9:53AM

    I think tribune should avoid publishing this sort of news as Pakistan is playing very important role in ‘peace talks’ between Afghan government and Taliban, you can just write this off as a casualty in ‘friendly fire’.Recommend

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