Four soldiers embraced shadat and several militants were killed in separate clashes involving a gunfight and roadside bombings in Pakistan’s restive Tribal Region, officials said on Tuesday. Sources said militants attacked a checkpost in the Shirin Dara area of Orakzai, resulting in a clash that also left several militants and six security personnel injured.
Soldiers searching for IEDs and Roadside Bombs
The attack was successfully repulsed. Some of the injured security personnel are said to be in critical condition. The information could not be independently verified as journalists have restricted access in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Tuesday's clash comes as the army is engaged in an offensive against local and foreign militants in the northwestern tribal regions of North Waziristan and Khyber.