MIRANSHAH: Two soldiers were martyred and three others sustained injuries in a rocket attacks in Hadi and Norak areas of North Waziristan Agency on Wednesday.

The security forces said Subedar Faisal Muhammad and Naik Naeem died in the attacks, while Naik Muhammad Idrees, Sepoy Muhammad Mudasir and Sepoy Azhar Ali sustained injuries. The injured personnel have been taken to Combined Medical Hospital (CMH) for treatment.

The security forces cordoned off the entire area after the incident and launched search operation. However, no arrest was made till filing of this report.

The uptick in attacks targeting security forces raises questions over the efficacy of counter-terror operations in different parts of the country, including North Waziristan where the army was said to have cleared the area of the presence of terrorists under Operation Zarb-i-Azb which was launched in June 2014.

At least 15 people, including eight military and paramilitary personnel, were killed in four separate attacks in North Waziristan in the past two months.