Pakistan’s army says a mosque has been targeted at an army facility in northwest Pakistan, resulting in a shootout in which four of the attackers and two soldiers have died.
The army said in a statement that 14 soldiers were wounded in Saturday’s suicide attack, claimed by a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, on Ghalani Camp in the Mohmand tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
Security Forces valiantly defeated Suicide Attack on Ghalani Camp in Mohmand Agency killing all
4 Suicide Bombers.Own 2 sldrs martyred
— Gen Asim Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) November 26, 2016
It said the attackers wanted to enter the camp and started shooting after they reached the mosque, where residents and a large number of recruits were present.
A curfew has been imposed in Mohmand Agency following the attack, according to the statement.
The Pakistan army launched Operation Zarb-e-Azb under US pressure in 2014 in an effort to wipe out fighters and their bases in the North Waziristan tribal area.
Source: Al Jazeera News and News Agencies