Explosions in North Waziristan, Kurram kill five including two soldiers, injure six

Explosions in North Waziristan, Kurram kill five including two soldiers, injure six | PakistanTribeMIRANSHAH – Two soldiers were martyred and five others injured Sunday when a roadside bomb was detonated near a security forces’ convoy in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali area.

According to details, a remote-controlled bomb, planted along the road near Karamkot in Mirali Tehsil, was detonated when the security forces’ convoy was traveling 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.

Meanwhile 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.

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