IED blast leaves two Army men martyred in N Waziristan

Tariq Saeed

An Improvised Explosive Device explosion in North Waziristan tribal district Sunday morning left at least two soldiers of the Pakistan Army martyred.

“At least two Pakistan Army soldiers have embraced martyrdom in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” says an Inter Services Public Relations communiqué.

According to ISPR, the locally made IED blast took place in Eesham area of the North Waziristan tribal district. The blast resulted in the martyrdom of Naib Subedar Javed Iqbal and Naik Hussein Ahmad.

The security forces cordoned off the area after the attack on the troops and are reported to have kicked off a search and net operation to chase the attackers who remained at large.

A day earlier the security forces, it may be recalled, had conducted an Intelligence Based Operation over the suspected presence of a high-profile terrorist in the general area of Charbagh, Swat district and during the encounter a terrorist was killed. Weapons and ammunition were recovered from the killed terrorist. The killed terrorist, the ISPR said, remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces.

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