RAWALPINDI: Two security personnel were martyred and two suspected terrorists killed during an encounter in the Charkhel area of Boya tehsil in North Waziristan on Thursday.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the martyred personnel were identified as Havaldar Sher Zaman and Sepoy Muhammad Jawad while the injured include Lance Naik Ajab Gul, Sepoy Bulbul Nadir and Havaldar Khaliq Amin.
The bodies of the fallen soldiers and injured were shifted to FTC Hospital in Miranshah.
A spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed that the militants had attacked a security checkpoint, killed three soldiers and wounded three others.
Despite the successful elimination of terrorists from the tribal district in military operation Zarb-e-Azb, militants have still managed to maintain presence in the area and continue to occasionally attack security forces.
The clash in North Waziristan occurred a day after two people were killed in targeted killing incidents in Mir Ali tehsil of the district.
A government contractor was gunned down near Mir Ali Hospital by unknown assailants who later fled the scene.
Another target killing incident occurred in Khadi village where a local was shot dead by unknown armed men. The culprits fled the scene after the murder.
Earlier in the week, a soldier was martyred while two others were injured in a terrorist attack on a check post near the Pak-Afghan border in North Waziristan.