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Pakistan

Web Desk
May 26, 2019

Clash between PTM workers, security forces leaves three dead, 15 injured in North Waziristan

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, May 26, 2019
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MIRANSHAH:   Pashtoon Tahaffuz Movement (PTM)  mounted  an armed  attack on a security check-post  in Miranshah, the main town in  North Waziristan.

Sources said a clash between PTM workers and security personnel ensued following the attack  on the Boyya  check-post near Datta Khel area.

The sources said several workers of the PTM have been taken into custody after the incident.

ISPR  statement

A group of men led by Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar attacked a check-post in North Waziristan, leaving five military personnel injured, ISPR said on Sunday.

It said the aim of attacking the Kharqamar check-post was to exert pressure in order to get some suspected facilitators of terrorists released.

The ISPR said three attackers were killed and 10 others were injured.

According to the ISPR, eight people including Ali Wazir have been  taken into custody while Mohsin Javed is at large after inciting the crowd. 

"Troops at the check post exercised maximum restraint in the face of provocation and direct firing on the post," the army said.

"Due to firing of the group 5 Army soldiers got injured. In exchange of fire 3 individuals who attacked the post lost their lives and 10 got injured," the ISPR statement said.