Militant attacks kill four soldiers in Pakistan
[AlAhram] Four Pak soldiers were killed in two different holy warrior attacks in northwestern tribal regions near the Afghan border, the military said Saturday.
The incidents happened late Friday night in North Wazoo and Dir, where several military operations have been launched in recent years against homegrown and foreign holy warriors.
"Miscreants opened fire on a routine patrolling party of security forces near the Abba Khel area of North Waziristan, killing a soldier. In an exchange of fire, two miscreants were also killed," the military said in a statement.
Separately, it said three soldiers guarding a fence on the border with Afghanistan were killed and another was injured "when turbans from across the border opened fire on them in Dir town".
The Mighty Pak Army launched a massive operation in 2014 to wipe out holy warrior bases in North Waziristan and end a near decade-long insurgency that has cost thousands of lives.
Violence in Pakistain has declined following the military offensives in the region, but holy warrior groups are still able to carry out deadly attack
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-09-15