Laddah: Soldier killed, four hurt in ambush
LADDAH: A soldier was killed and four others were injured when Taliban ambushed security forces in Serwekai area of South Waziristan Agency on Wednesday. Sources said that security forces were returning to their base camp after conducting a raid and search operation in the area when they came under attack. They said that a security man was killed and four others were injured in the attack.
The security forces exchanged fire with the attackers, who fled the area after the ambush. Meanwhile, three rockets were fired at Wana scouts camp on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sources said that a rocket was fired at the camp at around 11pm, while two others were fired around midnight. No loss of life or property was reported. They said that soon after the rocket attack security forces pounded suspected locations in Doag, Korezai, Peer Bagh and Musa Qilla areas with light and heavy weapons.
Musa Qilla, which is considered a stronghold of Taliban, was also hit during the firing, which continued for at least one hour. Sources said that a centre of Taliban in Musa Qilla was slightly damaged in the firing. However, no loss of life or property was reported from the area.
Meanwhile, two militant groups clashed in central tehsil of restive Kurram Agency on Wednesday, leaving two persons dead, sources said.
According to reports, supporters of Hafiz and Nabi groups clashed in Kuret area of central Kurram. Both sides exchanged heavy fire for several hours. Sources said that two persons were killed and several others got injuries in the gunfight while tension prevailed in the area.
The central part of Kurram had become a hub of militant groups, fleeing Malakand and Waziristan, they added. Meanwhile, unidentified persons opened firing on a moving truck on the main road in Makhzai area of lower Kurram. The driver sustained bullet injuries in the incident.
In Khyber Agency, unidentified gunmen killed a local person hours after kidnapping him from Bara Bazaar on Wednesday, sources said.
They said that gunmen abducted three men, including two hailing from Punjab. Identity of the killed one could not be established immediately.
Also in Bara, a 10-year-old girl Nazia was killed when a mortar shell fired by security forces fell on the house of Qismat Khan in Zangal Kallay of Malakdin Khel area.