2 Pakistani soldiers injured in terrorist attack in NW Pakistan

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Two Pakistani soldiers were critically injured when a remote-controlled device went off in the country’s North Waziristan district, a security official said on Saturday.

The security forces men were patrolling the area on foot when they came under terrorist attack Friday night in the Mir Ali town of North Waziristan, a tribal district bordering neighbouring Afghanistan, the official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The injured personnel were immediately moved to a nearby hospital, the official said.

After the incident, law enforcers cordoned off the area and launched a search operation, the official added.

No group or individual has claimed the attack yet.

The tribal areas used to be the hotbed of militancy.

After successful operations launched by the Pakistani security forces, the number of terrorist attacks had been sharply reduced there, though sporadic attacks still happen in the areas. (Xinhua/NAN)

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