Militant attack kills, wounds 3 security men in N. Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, At least one Frontier Corps (FC) personnel was killed and two others were injured Sunday during exchange of fire with militants when they attacked a security check post in North Waziristan region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, said military.

A statement by Pakistan military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed that one FC soldier was killed and two others were injured in an exchange of fire with “terrorists” after they raided an FC check post in North Waziristan.

“During the exchange of fire, two terrorists were killed,” said ISPR. North Waziristan is among seven tribal districts of Pakistan controlled by federal tribal laws before its recent merger with country’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pakistan military has conducted major operations against the local and foreign militants to gain the security and administrative control in the area.

The paramilitary force has been targeted by armed militants several times in past as it controls law and order in the tribal districts.

Last month, at least two FC personnel were killed and five others injured after the personnel’s vehicle was targeted with an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Quetta’s Kuchlak area.

Source: Kuwait News Agency