3 soldiers killed, 15 injured in North Waziristan bomb attack

Published: July 5, 2011
A bomb attack killed three soldiers and wounded another 15 on Tuesday, striking a military convoy in North Waziristan. PHOTO: FILE

A bomb attack killed three soldiers and wounded another 15 on Tuesday, striking a military convoy in North Waziristan. PHOTO: FILE

MIRANSHAH: A bomb attack killed three soldiers and wounded another 15 on Tuesday, striking a military convoy in North Waziristan, security officials said.

The officials said the bomb was detonated by remote-control near Miranshah, the main town in the tribal district.

The device exploded soon after the convoy left for the town of Datta Khel, ripping through a truck carrying army and paramilitary troops.

“Three soldiers were killed and 15 wounded,” an intelligence official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Another security official in the main northwestern city of Peshawar confirmed the attack and the casualties.

The bomb was planted in a drain near the market in Miranshah and exploded at a time when authorities had imposed a routine curfew so the military convoy could go past, the second official said.

In the neighbouring district of South Waziristan, a paramilitary soldier was killed when Taliban militants attacked a checkpost in the Makeen area, security officials in the main northwestern city of Peshawar said.

In another incident, three people of a family were killed when a mortar landed into a house in the Kurram Agency.

The incident took place in the Pewar Tangi area.

Landi Kotal blast

An explosion took place near an official security checkpost in the Charwagai area of Landi Kotal on Tuesday. No loss of life was reported.

Another explosive device that was set up outside a school on the Landi Kotal bypass was defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad.

Official sources said that the bombers were targeting the Ali Public School in the area.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • muhammad behzad
    Jul 5, 2011 - 2:20PM

    The jihadi monsters we created and brainwashed have turned against their masters now.Yet a portion of our establishment continues to support,fund and protect the rabid,hatefilled maulvis who inspire and preach islamic fascism to these islamic terrorists.
    How many more of our own people have to die before we understand that building madrassas which turn out millions of bigoted,hatefilled,women oppressive,homophobic savages each year only serves to weaken our ownselves.

    these islamic fanatics see everyone who doesn’t agree with their medieval,regressive religious ideology as apostates have killed over 40,000 of our people.yet a lot of people in our media are still afraid to call a spade a spade : It is islami shiddatpasandi,not only ‘shiddatpasandi’ ,why does our media only say half the term? this is not lasani shiddatpasandi but islami shiddatpasandi.

    it’s high time we talked about the elephant in the room or we’ll lose our country to these religious fascists pretty soon.Recommend

    Jul 5, 2011 - 2:24PM

    ‘The assets have turned deadly but we will back them till they take-over the reigns of the whole country’ – A—yRecommend

  • ilyas amjad
    Jul 5, 2011 - 2:29PM

    The jihadi fasaadis are at it again.Recommend

  • sudhir
    Jul 5, 2011 - 3:12PM

    I thought u people r forgetting your rituals Recommend

  • Kamran Baloch
    Jul 5, 2011 - 3:16PM

    Awesome News. Congratulations. All the best with the next mission.Recommend

  • Abdul Rehman Gilani
    Jul 5, 2011 - 3:37PM

    Poor seculars, venting their spleen against militants.

    Mind you dont dare mock the Islamic term jihad. Recommend

  • Farhan
    Jul 5, 2011 - 3:50PM

    Salute to those Pakistani soldiers who laid down their life for usRecommend

  • faraz
    Jul 5, 2011 - 5:26PM

    These militants are not doing any jihad, its fasaad. And in islam, the punishment for fasaad is deathRecommend

  • Babloo
    Jul 5, 2011 - 5:37PM

    The report says , “routine curfew imposed so that Pak military convey could go through the town” .
    That’s desperate.Recommend

  • Andrea
    Jul 5, 2011 - 5:38PM

    @muhammad behzad: Do you really forget that these crazies were armed and supported by the West to oust the Soviets from Afghanistan. After using Pakistan, they dumped all these extremists behind who now work for India and other anti state players against Pakistan. The good news is that they are being defeated and the whole public is against them. Their sacrifice is not in vain to defeat anti state criminals working for foreigners.Recommend

  • Cautious
    Jul 5, 2011 - 9:15PM

    @Adnrea. One gets weary of the myth that Pakistan was an unwilling participate in the Afgan/Soviet conflict. In reality Pakistan saw the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan as a direct threat – having India on one border and the Soviets (India’s ally) on the opposite border was intolerable. The fact that the Soviets have always wanted a warm water port (which Pakistan could provide) made things even worse. The American’s provided high tech weapons and training (and didn’t mind sticking to the Soviets as a little pay back for Vietnam) — the Saudi’s provided money – and the Pakistani’s provided the infrastructure and religious fanatics and cashed the checks. After the Soviets left what exactly did you want the American’s to do? – the only thing Pakistan requested was free military supplies and aid checks which had everything to do with India and graft – nothing to do with fighting religious extremist.Recommend

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