Two paramilitary personnel were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Shalobar in Bara tehsil, Khyber Agency on Saturday.
Bara tehsil line officer Misri Khan said two Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were on patrol in Shalobar when the IED planted on the side of a road exploded, injuring them both.
Misri Khan identified the injured personnel as Hayat Khan and Hakeem Shah, adding that both victims were rushed to Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar. However, both the personnel succumbed to their injuries.
Over the past eight days, five IEDs blasts have been reported in North Waziristan Agency, in which two security forces personnel have been injured. In an IED explosion in Landikotal on September 5, Khyber Agency, two brothers were injured while on their way home. In another explosion, four volunteers of Touheedul Islam were critically injured when an IED went off near them in the agency.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 9th, 2012.
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