ORAKZAI AGENCY - At least one security personnel died and two others got injured in a bomb blast in restive Mamozai area of Orakzai Agency, on Thursday.

According to political administration officials, security forces were carrying out a search operation in Dohakhel area of Saam bazzar and in some villages of restive Mamozai tehsil in the afternoon when a planted explosive devise went off killing one security personnel Pir Muhammad on the spot while two others got injured.

After the blast, the security forces cordoned off the area and started a search operation. During the operation, the forces recovered landmines, rocket shells, and other explosives in a huge quantity. Security forces also took control of eight villages of Saam Bazzar and established a control centre in Akhundzadgan area.

They also established checkposts at various points to keep close eye on the movement in the area.

Most villages in Mamozai area like Jabba, Adokhel, Saam Bazzar, Akhundzadgan, Arghajo, Behram Khak, Marobatay were heavily affected in the recent rains.