MIRAMSHAH: One soldier was killed and two others were injured when militants attacked a military convoy in Derga Mandi area in the restive North Waziristan tribal region on Saturday.
According to sources, the convoy was on its way to Miramshah from the border town of Ghulam Khan. They said the assailants used machine guns and rockets in the attack.
Soon afterwards the security forces launched a counter-attack and targeted nearby houses.
Residents said four people, including two children, received bullet injuries.
Muhammad Irfan Mughal adds from Tank
Supporters of Baitullah Mehsud and those of Turkistan Bhittani clashed in the Gomal Bazaar area on Saturday, leaving four people dead.
According to local people, Baitullah’s supporters attacked the office of pro-government militant commander Turkistan Bhittani, killing one man and wounding two others.
The Bhittani group killed three attackers. The group also claimed seizing four wounded assailants. However, the claim could not be confirmed.
Baitullah’s supporters had attacked their rival’s offices in the area a few days ago and kidnapped several people.
Meanwhile, four unidentified bodies were found in the Kariwam area of Frontier Region of Jandola on Saturday, local officials said.