Laddah: 8 soldiers die as TTP militants attack post
LADDAH: At least 100 militants belonging to the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan stormed a security checkpost in Marobi area of South Waziristan on Thursday morning, killing eight soldiers and injuring 12 others.
It was the second attack in a week on a checkpost in a tribal region, underscoring the scale of the threat that Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked terrorists pose to security forces.
Officials said that 10 terrorists were killed and five injured when security forces hit back. However, a spokesman for the outlawed terrorist group, Shakirullah, said that two Taliban had received bullet injuries in the gunfight.
The soldiers killed in the clash were identified as Ali Shah, Ibrahim, Safdar, Sadaqat, Saleem, Mohammad Shafiq, Asghar and Zafar.
Reports said the militants used rockets and machineguns in the attack which continued for more than three hours.
Meanwhile, one soldier was killed and another wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Laddah on Thursday. An official said their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device planted along the road.