At least five policemen were killed and three others injured in a rocket attack on a police patrol van in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Militants attacked a police van during a routine patrolling operation in Kulachi taluka of the district.
At least seven Pakistani soldiers have been killed in a terrorist attack on an army convoy in North Waziristan in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A soldier was killed in another attack. It is now being claimed that Pakistan has started air strikes on Afghanistan to avenge the attack. Pakistani journalists claimed on Twitter that Pakistani planes bombed Kunar, Khost and Chogum and Pecha fairs in Afghanistan late at night. Prominent Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwari has reported the death of five people, including women and children, in the Pakistani attack.
Pakistani journalist Salim Mehsud wrote on Twitter, ‘Sources have so far confirmed the death of a woman and five children in Kunar. No death has been reported from Khost. Tensions may increase along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The Kunar and Khost provinces of Afghanistan are located near the Pakistan border. According to sources, Faran Jafri, an expert on issues related to Pakistan, said in a tweet that apart from the air strikes, there has been heavy firing.
Turkey’s TB-2 drone was used in the attack,
they wrote. It appears that the Pakistan Army is conducting operations against TTP terrorist bases in Afghanistan. Fara speculated that the Pakistani military may have used its new TB-2 drone in the attack. Turkey donated TB-2 drones to Pakistan The drones were manufactured by Turkish company Biker Defense. Owned by Seluk Barkhtar, son-in-law of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
Clash of Pakistani Army with Taliban and TTP
Farah has shared some pictures in which there is a fire. He claimed that there were clashes between the Taliban and Pakistani forces in response to Pakistan’s attack on TTP bases. Citing sources, he said the Taliban was mobilizing additional troops against Pakistani forces in Khost and Kunar and that TTP fighters were also involved in the fighting. The TTP also claimed to have attacked a Pakistani military base in Bajaur at midnight.