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20 Apr 2020 | 06:22 PM UTC

Pakistan: Unidentified militants kill one soldier in North Waziristan district April 20

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Unidentified militants kill one soldier in attack on Pakistani army post near Miran Shah (North Waziristan district, Khyber Pakhtunkwa province) on April 20; similar attacks possible in North Waziristan district over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 4/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Miran Shah (North Waziristan district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province), North Waziristan Agency


Unidentified militants killed one soldier in an attack on a Pakistani army security outpost near the town of Miran Shah (North Waziristan district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) on Monday, April 20. At least five suspected militants were killed in the ensuing firefight. Security forces have reportedly launched an operation in the affected area to locate the remaining assailants. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Similar militant attacks are possible in North Waziristan district over the near term.


Extremist Islamist groups, including the terrorist organization Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TPP) and various terrorist groups under its umbrella, continue to pose a threat throughout the country despite continued army offensives to push them from their northwestern strongholds near the Afghan border. Pakistan has suffered a number of deadly attacks in recent years, notably in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Lahore.


Due to the high threat of terrorism and other forms of violent crime, individuals in Pakistan are advised to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the relevant authorities (e.g. their diplomatic mission or security manager). As a reminder, all Western embassies in Pakistan advise their citizens against nonessential travel to the country. Travel to the country should only be considered with proper security protocols in place.


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