MINGORA, Jan 23: Two security personnel and three civilians were killed in a suicide attack and a bomb blast near Mingora on Friday.

According to a press release issued by the Swat Media Centre, a car laden with explosives blew up near the Fizagat checkpost, killing two security personnel and injuring 22 others.

Troops had signalled the suspicious vehicle to stop and also fired on it, but it accelerated and hit the post.

Three civilians, including a woman, were killed and two soldiers were injured when a security forces’ vehicle hit a roadside bomb near the Takhtaband bypass on the outskirts of Mingora.

Officials said the civilians killed in the blast were passersby.

Security forces, meanwhile, pounded militants’ hideouts with artillery in Chamtali area of Khawazakhela.

Five people, including three children, were killed when a shell hit their house.

More From This Section

Decision to give peace another chance

Govt, military discuss ending of ceasefire by TTP at security committee meeting

Former secretary to head Wapda

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The government has decided to bring in a new chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority...

Army to provide security to polio teams

ISLAMABAD: In view of violent attacks on polio vaccinators across the country, the army has been asked to assist the...

Four bidders for 3G, 4G licences

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has unveiled the names of the four cellular service...

Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Front Page