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Two army men martyred in South Waziristan operation

RAWALPINDI: Two servicemen embraced martyrdom while six militants were killed in exchange of fire during an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) in village Spina Mela near Ladha in South Waziristan. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the killed terrorists included “high value target terrorist Nanakar involved in killing of local population and Maliks.” Havaldar Razzaq Khan and Havaldar Mumtaz Hussain embraced martyrdom during the exchange of fire. The Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) was launched…

DIG South to conduct probe into killing of Waziristan youth in ‘Karachi encounter’

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal on Thursday has appointed Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Zone Azad Khan as an investigation officer into Naseemullah alias Naqeebullah Mehsud encounter case. Acting on notice of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the provincial home minister anticipated justice to be done in the case. “I have appointed DIG police south zone Azad Khan as I.O in Naqeeb Mehsood case, he is well reputed police officer I'm sure justice will be done,” he…

Two Army personnel embrace martyrdom in South Waziristan landmine blast

RAWALPINDI: Two Army personnel embraced martyrdom in a landmine blast near Angor Adda in South Waziristan on Sunday, ARY News reported. Sepoys, Attaur Rehman and Imran Ali were martyred during a search operation in South Waziristan as Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad continues across the country, said media wing of military forces, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Expressing remorse over the incident, Home Minister Balochistan Mir Sarfraz Bugti on his social media account wrote, "Despite the denial of our sacrifices…

Ayesha Gulalai wears tribal turban to attend NA session

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Ayesha Gulalai Wazir on Thursday surprised all by attend National Assembly wearing a traditional turban, ARY News reported. Already in the new for her allegations against PTI chief Imran Khan, Ayesha Gulalai only introduced herself when the security guard outside NA stopped her from entering the house. "I am from the Wazir tribe and an author has described us as panthers, who hunt alone, so I am here, alone, not accompanied by anyone and I and my family members…

Cross border attack on security posts repulsed, three attackers killed

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: Pakistan's border troops repulsed cross border attacks from Afghanistan on two security posts and killed three attackers in South Waziristan tribal region, the military said in a statement on Tuesday. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan's military, in a statement has said that the army troops repulsed a cross border attack on two border posts from Afghanistan and killed two attackers in exchange of fire. Several attackers were also injured in the incident, the statement…

Security forces vehicle targeted in South Waziristan landmine blast

WANNA: At least two security personnel were injured in a landmine blast in Shawal area of South Waziristan Agency here on Sunday, ARY News reported. According to Political Administration Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) account, the roadside blast injured two personnel of security forces when forces vehicle was passing by the area. PARACHINAR BLAST Two days ago, in a car blast near Noor Market in Parachinar city of Khurram Agency FATA, 24 people lost their lives while over 70 others injured. The critical…

Army supports mainstreaming Fata as per aspirations of tribes: Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa on Sunday visited South Waziristan Agency where he met with troops at forward posts, said a statement issued by Pakistan forces’ media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). The army chief was briefed on security situation, including border management, and rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons, said the statement. He said Army supported the government's bid to mainstream Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as per aspirations of local…

Army major martyred in South Waziristan landmine blast

PESHAWAR: A Pakistan Army major embraced martyrdom in a landmine blast in South Waziristan Agency today, ARY News reported. Major Imran succumbed to his wounds while six other soldiers also sustained injuries in the blast, said Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement. The security convoy was passing through the area when their vehicle came under the blast. The security forces cordoned off the area shortly after the blast. The semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan border have for years been a hideout for…