A security official was killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in the Baizai sub-division of Mohmand Agency, officials said.
According to official sources, the incident took place in the Toor Khel area in the morning, when the security officials were filling water from a spring located at the foot of the post.
The device exploded, killing a security person on the spot. The increasing number of IED attacks in the tribal belt has been a cause of concern for authorities.
With many areas clear of militants after military operations, the security forces are now targeted by such tactics.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 12th, 2012.