MIRANSHAH: Three soldiers were martyred and another was injured in two separate incidents of firing in North Waziristan tribal district on Friday, local sources said.

Sources said the first incident of firing happened in Razmak tehsil, while the second incident happened in Dattakhel tehsil. A large number of security forces personnel reached the site of the firing and cordoned off the area. Search operations were also conducted in the areas of the firing. However, there was no word about any arrests.

The bodies and the injured were shifted to a local hospital.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Naik Abdul Jabbar and sepoys Asif and Nizamuddin. The injured soldier was identified as Muhammad Ismail.

Despite completion of a massive military operation Zarb-e-Azb and return of temporarily displaced persons to North Waziristan military personnel often come under attack in the area as militants still have presence in some patches.

Six security personnel were martyred in a militant attack on a military check post by militants in Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan tribal district on July 27. Official sources said that unknown militants opened fire on a security check post in Mana Badam Shah area due to which six soldiers died.

On July 20, terrorists attacked a security check post in Boya area of North Waziristan in which six persons, including four soldiers, were injured. The security forces said that it was a remote control bomb attack that occurred near a security check post in Tehsil Boya. On the same day in South Waziristan three people, including two security personnel, were injured in two separate incidents. Local sources said the first incident happened in Karkanre area of Sra Rogha tehsil in which two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel sustained injuries.

On July 10, a security personnel was martyred and five others were injured in two bomb attacks in North Waziristan. Official sources said that the bomb disposal squad in Dattakhel tehsil was attacked with a remote control bomb in which one personnel was martyred and three others were injured. The security personnel were in Khar Kamar of North Waziristan area when they came under attack.