6 Soldiers Martyred in an IED attack in North Waziristan
At least six soldiers embraced martyrdom in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in North Waziristan on Thursday, the military’s media wing said. The terrorists targeted the soldiers in a terrorist attack in NW, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
It said a convoy of security forces was attacked through an improvised explosive device (IED), resulting in the martyrdom of one officer and five soldiers.
The martyred personnel were identified by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as Capt Umar Farooq, aged 24 years; Naib Subedar Riaz Ahmed, aged 37 years; Naib Subedar Shakeel Azad, aged 44; Havaldar Younas Khan, 36; Naik Muhammad Nadeem, 37; and Lance Naik Asmat Ullah, aged 30 years.
‘Encounters’ between security forces and militants have frequently been taking place in North Waziristan. Security forces have killed several suspected hardcore terrorists in recent clashes. Officials said militants attacked the post in the Manara Mandara area adjacent to the South Waziristan district. They said militants fired rockets in the pre-dawn attack on the post which left two soldiers martyred and three others wounded.