Two including soldier martyred, 9 injured in NW blast


President, PM condemn cowardly act

Tariq Saeed

A suicide explosion in the North Waziristan tribal district Wednesday late hours left a Pakistan Army soldier and a civilian martyred while at least nine others were wounded seriously.

According to reports and as confirmed by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a suicide bomber blew himself in the general area of the North Waziristan’s headquarters Miran Shah that resulted in the martyrdom of Havaldar Muhammad Ameer.

A civilian also embraced Shahadat as a result of the blast while at least nine other people, all civilians sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

According to ISPR, the suicide blast occurred in North Waziristan Miran Shah, resulting in the martyrdom of 30 years old Havaldar Muhammad Amir a resident of Mianwali.

“On 14 December 2022, a suicide blast occurred in general area Miran Shah, North Waziristan District. Resultantly, Havaldar Muhammad Ameer (age 30 years, resident of Mianwali) embraced Shahadat. Moreover, 1 innocent civilian also embraced Shahadat, while 9 innocent civilians were injured in the incident,” says an Inter Services Public Relations communiqué issued on Thursday.

The President and the Prime Minister have condemned the suicide explosion targeting innocent people in North Waziristan tribal district.

President Arif Alvi condemning the cowardly act vowed to continue efforts till the remnants of terrorism were extirpated. He assured that the entire nation stood united in the fight against terrorism. President Alvi also condoled with the bereaved families of those martyred in the incident and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

In a separate statement, PM Shehbaz lauded the services of people and security forces for the elimination of terrorism in the country.

While strongly denouncing the suicide blast in strong words, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said terrorists were playing in the hands of our enemies who wanted to destabilize Pakistan. PM expressed grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of the security personnel and a civilian and also condoled with the bereaved families. He renewed commitment to punish these criminals playing with the lives of innocent Pakistani people for their ulterior motives and create unrest and uncertainty.