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Soldier Martyred As Terrorists Attack Checkpost In North Waziristan

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A Pakistan Army official was martyred after terrorists attacked a security check post in North Waziristan on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a press release issued early this morning.

“Terrorists raided Makki Garh Post, Shawal Valley, North Waziristan,” the ISPR said, adding that “troops effectively repulsed” the attempt. “In exchange of fire, a soldier of the Pak Army embraced shahadat,” the statement added.

The ISPR also said that five bullet-riddled bodies were recovered from a nullah in North Waziristan’s Boya area, approximately 1.5 kilometres away from the Kharqamar checkpost, where an exchange of fire on Sunday killed three people and injured 15, including five soldiers.

“During patrolling in Boya area, where yesterday an Army post was attacked by a group, five bodies with bullet wounds have been found from a nullah, approximately 1.5 kilometres away from Kharqamar post. Identification of dead bodies in process,” the statement said.

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers clashed with security forces in North Waziristan leaving several injured, according to reports.

The security forces opened fire at a peaceful PTM rally that included National Assembly members Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, the party’s sources state, adding that both MNAs managed to leave the scene without incurring any injuries.

However, the security forces stated that the PTM workers attacked a check post forcing the forces to arrest them in retaliation.

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