Three killed, five soldiers injured in PTM, security forces clash at North Waziristan: ISPR

F.P. Report

MIRANSHAH: Three people lost their lives and ten injured in a clash between security forces and Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) workers on Sunday in North Waziristan’s Miranshah district, confirmed ISPR.

The Pakistan army’s media wing said that a group led by MNA Mohsin Javed and MNA Ali Wazir assaulted Kharqamar check post at the North Waziristan tribal district.

The ISPR said that due to the firing of the group as many as five soldiers also got injured.

“They wanted to exert pressure for the release of suspected terrorists’ facilitator arrested the other day. Troops at the check post exercised maximum restraint in the face of provocation and direct firing on the post,” said the Pakistan Army’s media wing.

The ISPR said that the three individuals killed in the clash were involved in the attack on the post and MNA Ali Wazir along with eight others have been arrested while Mohsin Javed is at large.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Information Firdaus Ashiq Awan called the attack on check posts as ‘regrettable’, and said that the action was an attempt to release terrorists.

“Some of the people have become agents of the foreign forces. They are misguiding people by doing propaganda against the state. The people of Pakistan will always stand shoulder to shoulder with Pak Army.” he said.