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Blast kills two FC personnel

LADDAH, May 8: Two Frontier Corps personnel were killed in a blast in South Waziristan's Asman Manza area on Sunday morning.

Sources said that the FC personnel were going from Kaniguram to Laddah when they were hit by an explosive device. The deceased were identified as Shan and Mashan.

A spokesman of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan said that the Taliban would avenge the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by US forces.

Meanwhile, intelligence sources in Dera Ismail Khan and Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan, said that a member of the 13-man committee of the Hakeemullah Mehsud group was killed in an attack by the rival Qari Zainuddin group.

They said that the deceased, Mufti Noor Wali, was an important commander of the Hakeemullah group.

According to unconfirmed reports, a member of the Qari group was also killed in the clash. He was identified as Jalil.

But Shakirullah, a spokesman of the Fidayan-i-Islam group, said the news of Noor Wali's killing was being spread to demoralise the Taliban. He said that Mufti Noor Wali was alive and in South Waziristan.In another development, tribesmen said that two missiles fired from South Waziristan hit the Machadad Kot camp of Afghan and Nato forces across the border. They said the camp caught fire but there was no report about casualties.

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