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At least four martyred as suicide bomber targets security check post at North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH/RAWALPNIDI: At least four people, including three security personnel, were martyred in a blast that reportedly targeted Liaquat check post at North Waziristan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday.

Two others, namely Hawaldar Manzoor and policeman Shakir, were injured in the attack.

According to the police, the attack claimed the lives of two security personnel, one police officer and one citizen in Datta Khel tehsil of North Waziristan district.

The deceased and the injured were shifted to DHQ Miranshah Hospital. Initial reports state that a car with explosives crashed into the check post. Security personnel have cordoned off the area and started the search operation.

Deputy Commissioner Rehan Gul Khattak told media that three security officials, including a policeman and one civilian, embraced martyrdom. He said the suicide bomber blew himself up during routine frisking at a security point manned by several security men.

Meanwhile according to a statement issued by ISPR, on 24 May 2023, a vehicle borne suicide bomber exploded himself in general area Datta Khel, North Waziristan District.

Resultantly, Naik Said Ullah Shah (age 33 years, resident of Charsadda) and Sepoy Jawad Khan (age 31 years, resident of District Haripur) of Pakistan Army, Police Constable Hakeem Jan (resident of North Waziristan District) of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Police Department and an innocent Civilian embraced shahadat.

The suicide bomber intended to target a public gathering but swift response by the security forces personnel prevented a major catastrophe as the soldiers immediately intercepted the suicide bomber vehicle on suspicion, sacrificing their lives to save numerous innocent lives.

Security forces and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers and innocent citizens further strengthen our resolve.