Pakistan: On Tuesday, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed a cross-border attack targeting Pakistani soldiers working on the construction of the border fence in Shawal area of North Waziristan. The attack was carried out on Monday.
In its claim, TTP said that seven soldiers were killed in the attack, a claim that could not be immediately independently verified by ITCT. TTP’s claim further said that TTP fighters used anti-aircraft weapons to keep Pakistani military helicopters away from the site for hours.
This is the second attack in Pakistan claimed by TTP today.