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24 November 2017 Last updated 16 minutes ago

Landmine blast martyrs two soldiers in South Waziristan

Landmine blast martyrs two soldiers in South Waziristan File photo Landmine blast martyrs two soldiers in South Waziristan

Two soldiers were martyred and three injured in a landmine blast in South Waziristan's Barmal area on Sunday.

A forces jeep was patrolling the area during a search operation when it struck a landmine planted on the roadside, security officials said.

Two personnel died on the spot while three were critically injured. The injured were moved to Field Hospital, Wana.

Forces began a search operation in the area following the incident but no arrests were reported.

A statement from the army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations, named the two martyred soldiers as Sepoy Attaur Rehman and Sepoy Imran Ali.