Three PTM people killed, 5 army personnel injured in Kharqamar check post encounter

Three PTM people killed, 5 army personnel injured in Kharqamar check post encounter

Cititens Voice Tv (Islamabad) Three members of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) were killed while ten got wounded in an encounter with security forces in North Waziristan tribal district on Sunday morning.

Five army personnel were also injured in an assault on the security check-post, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

“A group led by Mohsin Javed Dawar and Ali Wazir, assaulted Kharqamar check post, Boyya, North Waziristan tribal district this morning. They wanted to exert pressure for the release of suspected terrorists’ facilitator arrested the other day,” the statement added.

Troops at the check post exercised maximum restraint in the face of provocation and direct firing on the post. Due to the firing of the group, 5 Army soldiers got injured. In exchange of fire 3 individuals who attacked the post lost their lives and 10 got injured. All injured evacuated to Army Hospital for treatment,” the statement by the Army’s media wing maintained.

“Ali Wazir along with 8 individuals have been arrested while Mohsin Javed is at large after inciting the crowd.”

Earlier, on May 6, a first information report (FIR) was registered against members of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement’s (PTM) central committee including MNA Ali Wazir in North Waziristan.

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