An explosion near a military convoy in North Waziristan martyred three young men, including an officer
An IED blast near a Pakistani army convoy in the North Waziristan tribal region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed three officers, including an officer and two soldiers.
According to the Pakistan Army Public Relations (ISPR), a remote-controlled bomb was detonated by terrorists near a Pakistan Army contingent guarding a road repair team in the Gherium sector on Shaganshpa Road in North Waziristan.
Lt. Nasir Hussain Khalid, 23, Naik Muhammad Imran, 33, and Usman Akhtar, 30, were martyred in the blast.
In addition, four more soldiers were injured in the attack.
After the blast, security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.
It may be recalled that earlier on August 31, 2020, during a search operation in South Waziristan tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, three Pakistani soldiers were martyred by firing on security forces.
Earlier on July 12, four Pakistani soldiers were martyred and four others were killed during an operation against militants in the Miranshah area of the North Waziristan tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
It may be recalled that on May 8, two Pakistan Army personnel were martyred in a rocket attack on a security check post in Miranshah area.
Earlier in April, 10 security personnel were martyred and six wounded in militant attacks in North Waziristan District.
In the same month, on April 26, two Pakistani soldiers were martyred and nine terrorists were killed during an operation by security forces against terrorists in North Waziristan.