Miranshah/Quetta: Ten Pakistan armed forces personnel were martyred in two incidents of terrorism in North Waziristan and Balochistan. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), six Pakistan Army personnel were martyred when terrorists from across the Pak-Afghan border opened fire on the soldiers patrolling the border Gurbaz area of North Waziristan tribal district.
In the second incident, four Frontier Corps personnel, including an officer, were martyred when terrorists opened fire on them near Turbat. According to the ISPR, the attack took place when the FC Balochistan troops were carrying out a combing and sensitization operation between Hushab and Turbat area. The Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the North Waziristan attack. There was no claim for the Balochistan attack. The News, Dawn, TNN, Tribune
Ghazni: At least three police officers were killed and 12 wounded when a Taliban suicide bomber drove an explosives-packed, US-made armored vehicle into a compound in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. The News
Kabul: Direct talks between the Afghan government and Taliban could begin in Norway within the next two weeks, officials and sources said, marking a potentially crucial step in efforts to end the war. The News, Tribune