PESHAWAR: Five soldiers were martyred in an attack by militants on FC Zawar check post in South Waziristan tribal district on Friday.

Terrorists attacked a check post of the security forces in Deela Mazarai area of Sra Rogha which resulted in martyring five security personnel including Naib Subedar Shahid, Naik Ahmad Khan, Sepoy Shahzad, Sepoy Ayub, Lance Naik Sheryar while another is wounded.

The martyred and injured personnel were shifted to a nearby hospital.

The security forces launched a search operation in the area after the incident. The security forces also conduct Intelligence based operations after receiving credible information about presence of militants to ward off any threat of attacks.

Earlier on February 16, three terrorists were killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) by the security forces in North Waziristan.

The operation was carried out in Mir Ali area. The operation was carried out over credible information about presence of terrorists. Three terrorists associated with Aleem Khan Khushali group were killed in the operation.

On February 15, two soldiers were martyred while eight others were injured in an attack on the security forces in South Waziristan.

On February 12, four soldiers were martyred in an attack by terrorists on a security forces post in South Waziristan.

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