5-year-old boy dead in North Waziristan IED blast

  • An eight-year-old also injured in blast
Pakistan

PESHAWAR – A minor boy was killed and another injured after an improvised explosion device (IED) exploded in a village in North Waziristan on Thursday.

As the blast occurred, two brothers – a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old – sustained injuries and were shifted to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ) Mir Ali for medical treatment.

The five-year-old succumbed to injuries while his elder brother shifted to Bannu after the duty surgeon advised about it.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

On Tuesday night, two Pakistani soldiers were martyred in Idak village of North Waziristan after their vehicle came under attack. Three soldiers also injured during the attack.

The martyred soldiers have been identified as Naib Subedar Faisal and Naik Naeem. The injured include Naik Idrees, Sepoy Mudassir, and Sepoy Azhar were shifted to nearby hospital.