Three security men die in S. Waziristan blast

November 23, 2015

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Mehsud Taliban claim responsibility for the attack.—AP/File
Mehsud Taliban claim responsibility for the attack.—AP/File

DERA ISMAIL KHAN / KHAR: Three security personnel were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Warghara area of Tiarza tehsil in South Waziristan tribal region on Sunday.

Intelligence sources said the personnel were patrolling the area when an improvised explosive device placed by the road exploded. One soldier died on the spot and three others suffered critical injuries.

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The injured were rushed to a field hospital in FR Jandullah where two of them died.

Mehsud Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The group’s spokesman, Azam Tariq Mehsud, said its members carried out the attack in which eight security personnel lost their lives.

Also on Sunday, two security men were injured in a roadside blast in Kaman Gara area of Bajaur Agency.

Published in Dawn, November 23rd, 2015