PESHAWAR: One security officer was killed, and six others were injured on Tuesday when militants fired a rocket in the Shawal Valley of North Waziristan Agency, security officials said.
Militants in the Shawal Valley fired a rocket at a vehicle carrying security personnel on a picketing mission.
"It was a vehicle with an exposed back and one Frontier Corps (FC) personnel was killed," said the official.
Sources said that six officers were also injured in the attack. However, the injuries could not be officially verified.
The attack came just a day after the government denied peace talks with militants. As reported earlier, Pakistan’s Interior Minister and Prime Minister had both denied the government is holding peace talks with its homegrown Taliban, saying it would do so only if the militants first disarmed and surrendered.
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