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Seven hurt as grenade lobbed on army convoy

May 05, 2007

MIRAMSHAH, May 4: Seven soldiers were injured when some people threw a hand grenade on an army convoy near Mirali in the North Waziristan Agency on Friday.

Officials said the convoy was going from the Razmak town to its garrison in the Bannu district. Local people said as the convoy passed the Easha checkpoint, some 20 kilometres east of Miramshah, an explosion occurred in a military truck.

The injured soldiers – Shahid, Abdul Majeed, Ali Mohammad, Naseer, Kabir Khan, Noor Mohammad and Rafaqat – were taken to the Combined Military Hospital in Bannu. Three of them were in critical condition, according to sources.

Meanwhile, some masked men shot dead a government employee near Miramshah on Friday morning.