14 security personnel killed, 25 injured in North Waziristan

Published: January 13, 2013
File photo of a Pakistan Army convoy. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

File photo of a Pakistan Army convoy. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: At least 14 security personnel were killed and 25 sustained injuries on Sunday when a roadside bomb hit a military convoy in Shabqadar, North Waziristan.

The improvised explosive device struck the convoy in Dosali village.

All the soldiers killed were in one truck and those injured were in vehicles behind it, a senior official said.

Local residents said military helicopter gunships had reached the scene after the attack.

The attack comes a day after Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said they would not attack Pakistan’s army in North Waziristan and would concentrate their attacks on Nato forces in Afghanistan.

A leaflet issued by Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud ordered those to stop. A senior commander confirmed the pamphlet’s veracity.

“O Mujahideen brothers! As you know, the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban under the leadership of Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid are engaged in jihad against the crusaders and infidels, and are supporters of each others in the ongoing holy war,” the pamphlet said.

“The enemy does not want to see us united and disciplined against them and are trying to divide us,” it continued.

Earlier in December 2012, two security personnel were killed and another two injured when an improvised explosive device planted by unidentified militants went off near a security forces van in Datta Khel tehsil of North Waziristan.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Aijaz Haider
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:18PM

    May Allah grant high ranks in jannat to those martyred and speedy recovery to the injured – Ameen.


  • F Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:20PM

    Just yesterday the TTP said that they will not attack pak army in north waziristan. What is this stupid govt policy of negotiating and releasing taliban criminals/terrorist while they keep killing civillians and the army jawans…..are the policy makers mongol??


  • ahmad
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:24PM

    Imran khan will solve this in 9 days. He would side with militants and order army to evacuate emirates of Waziristan.Recommend

  • Yoghurt lover
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:25PM

    Now that TTP is good Taliban, will Pakistan let it go, like it does with Hafiz Saeed?

    Also, why is RAW sponsoring TTP to kill NATO?


  • Hashem
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:25PM

    How could you believe their words and publish their views who did not even think twice before putting a bullet on a 14-year-old innocent girl’s head………..How could you believe their words ET ?


  • Golimar
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:27PM

    May the fallen heroes rest in peace.


  • Ali
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:44PM

    Come on Army we need Operation Clean-sweep !


  • John cena
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:49PM

    I hope they all goes to jannat. .


  • Zahid
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:53PM

    We need positive stories not always bad news. Journalists listen.


  • Green Tiger
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:54PM

    Its very difficult to see which Militant Groups are behind the attacks as there are too many militant groups.

    These Militant Groups created to target India are after Pakistan now. They didnt serve the purpose and infact killed 1000 times more pakistanis than Indians. The Indoctrination of masses from young age through education system/madrasa`s have taken deep roots in the general psych of People which is difficult, if not impossible, to reverse.

    The Indoctrination started in 1970`s and continues till date.. Even if Pakistan reverses now, it would take another 30-40 years to turn back the clock.


  • observer
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:57PM

    And I always thought NWA is home to the GOOD Taliban.

    Looks like Indian agents have captured NWA too.


  • Iqbal
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:14PM

    Come on Army we need Operation Clean-sweep
    Really? Its like appointing Count Dracula to be the CEO of a blood bank.


  • Jat
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:25PM

    @Ali: Come on Army we need Operation Clean-sweep !

    Are you out of your mind ? Who will manage the DHAs, Steel Mills, PIA, NAB, marriage halls and transport companies ? Go find yourself some other Army.


  • J.Sandhu
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:35PM

    Perhaps it is too late now, Pak should have taken Foriegn policy away from the Army earlier, world public opinion is hardening towards them and it wants to isolate them. Congratulations. Your Army has done you another service.


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