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Three killed, eight injured in Bannu convoy attack

Updated October 06, 2013
— File Photo
— File Photo

BANNU: Three security personnel have been killed and eight others injured as a security forces convey was attacked in Bakakhel area near FR Bannu on Sunday morning.

The security vehicle was targeted nar Mirzal Checkpost and the blast destroyed the vehicle killing one solider on the spot and injured ten others, Two security personnel later died on way to hospital.

The official sources has confirmed that three soldiers have died and the eight others injured in the attack early morning.

The injured were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital Bannu.

The Ansarul Mujahideen militant group of Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Spokesman for the Ansarul Mujahideen militant group Abu Baseer speaking from an undisclosed location told that their fighters have targetted the convoy.

"As long as drone attacks are carried out in Pakistan, they would continue their attacks and targetting of security forces and the administrative machinery of the Pakistani government," he remarked.