Pakistani military forces are fighting several militant groups active in the northwestern semi-autonomous tribal regions, near the border with Afghanistan, including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its offshoots.

PARACHINAR: At least one security personnel was killed and three others injured when a landmine exploded in Pakistan’s northwestern Kurram tribal region. Meanwhile, two people were injured due to a remote-controlled blast targeting a passenger vehicle, DawnNews reported.

According to political administration officer Amin Khan, security personnel fell prey to a planted landmine while on a regular patrol in Saragarhi area of central Kurram agency. One of the personnel was killed while three others were wounded.

The injured were shifted to CMH Hospital where sources said one of them was in critical condition.

Meanwhile, a remote-controlled bomb exploded near a passenger vehicle in lower Kurram Agency’s Bugzai area. The blast injured three people, who were shifted to Tehsil Alizai Hospital.

Several militant groups are active in Pakistan's northwestern semi-autonomous tribal regions, near the border with Afghanistan, including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its offshoots, responsible for many of the bombings across the country in recent years.

Updated Aug 15, 2012 10:08am

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