3 soldiers killed, 4 injured in terror attack in NW Pakistan

Qamar Javed Bajwa

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 31 : A terrorist attack at Pakistani forces during a search operation in the northwest tribal district of South Waziristan left three soldiers killed and four others injured, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on late Sunday night.

According to the statement, the soldiers were killed after terrorists opened fire at security forces during a search operation in South Waziristan.

“Terrorists fire raid at security forces blocking position during a search operation in South Waziristan,” said the statement, adding that four other soldiers also sustained injuries during the incident.

Local media quoting sources reported that Pakistan army personnel were busy in a search operation in the region after knowing tip-off about the presence of some terrorists.

Following the attack, heavy contingents of armed forces have cordoned off the area and started a further search operation.

Earlier on Aug. 24, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the troops busy in consolidation operations along the Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan’s neighboring district of North Waziristan and stressed on the need of joint efforts of all stakeholders to retain hard-earned peace in the tribal areas.

“Recent consolidation operations along Pak-Afghan border ensured the effective area domination of some inaccessible pockets of land which were being sporadically used by terrorists as hideouts to target local populace and security apparatus in the rear areas,” said a statement from the ISPR after the visit.

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