LANDI KOTAL: At least three security personnel were killed and as many sustained injuries in Tirah, Khyber Agency as a bomb planted on a rutted path went off on Saturday.
According to initial reports, the IED was kept on the route that security personnel frequently use for patrolling. Two of the injured personnel are in critical condition, the area’s political administration said.
Security officials have reached the site and cordoned of the area.
In April, 2017, Pakistan Army had claimed to have killed several terrorists, who had crossed over from Afghanistan, in targeted airstrikes in the agency.
In August 2016, the military mounted a relatively small-scale operation, codenamed Khyber-III, to secure Tirah Valley and deny terrorists ease of movement between the Khyber and Kurram agencies, and between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since then, the writ of the state has been re-established in the region and life has started returning to normalcy.