March 22, 2017: A security official was killed while three others wounded when a remote controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off, on Wednesday, at Angoor Ada in South Waziristan Agency. The IED, planted at a roadside by unidentified assailants, struck the security forces vehicle while they were patrolling in the locality near Pak-Afghan border.
Sepoy Rafiq Mangal lost his life in the explosion, while Gul Fayaz Marwat, Abdul Razaq, and Shoaib Marwat were wounded. Following the attack, security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation in the surrounding areas.
This is the second militant attack on security forces in tribal areas on Wednesday. The northwestern tribal region of Pakistan, where militant outfits had established their strongholds in the past, are experiencing a new wave of militancy. The militant groups, notably Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Jamat-ul-Ahrar, have intensified their attacks in their bid to regain control after the successive military operations ousted their cadres from the region.