Explosions in N. Waziristan, Kurram kill five, injure six

Updated November 24, 2013


— File photo
— File photo

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Two soldiers were killed and five others injured Sunday when a roadside bomb was detonated near a security forces' convoy in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali area, DawnNews reported.

According to sources, a remote-controlled bomb, planted along the road near Karamkot in Mirali Tehsil, was detonated when the security forces' convoy was travelling from Miramshah to Mirali. Subsequently, two soldiers were killed on the spot whereas five others were injured.

The injured persons were taken to Miramshah Hospital and later shifted to Bannu.

Following the attack, security forces’ personnel cordoned off the area and a search operation went underway.

North Waziristan is one of the seven regions in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) governed by tribal laws. An extremist insurgency led by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) plagues the region and the area is known to be infested with militants, including those from Al Qaeda and other armed extremist organisations.

The region also comes under attacks from US drones frequently which target militant hideouts in the area.

Explosions in Upper Kurram Agency kill three, injure one

At least three people, including two students, were killed and one other injured today in two separate explosions that took place in Upper Kurram Agency.

According to the political administration of the area, a roadside bomb was detonated near a car in the Shablan area of Upper Kurram Agency. Subsequently, two people were killed whereas one person sustained injuries.

The second explosion occurred in the Dal area of Upper Kurram Agency, killing one person.

Following the explosions, the political administration cordoned off the area and a probe into the incident went underway.

Kurram Agency, which is close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, is one of the seven regions in FATA, governed by tribal laws.

Separately, a police official was killed when unknown motorcylists opened fire on him within the remit of the Bannu Township police station.

Meanwhile, a roadside-bomb was defused near Karam Kot on the Miramshah-Mirali road.