KHYBER AGENCY - Two troops embraced martyrdom and five others sustained injuries when forces convoy was targeted with a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) planted by militants here at Sandana, the remote area of Tirah Valley in tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency, official sources said on Monday.

An official said that the security forces were advancing during clearing action under Khyber-Two operation when they were hit by bomb. Two soldiers identified as naib- subedar Iftikhar and lance-naik Mushtaq embraced martyrdom while five troops including Saddam, Naeem, Amjad, Altaf and Naeem sutained injuries and were shifted to Peshawar’s military hospital for treatment.

Soon after the incident, the reinforcement rushed to the scene, cordoned off the whole area and launched a search operation, sources said.