IED explosion: NATO container damaged in bomb attack

This was the second attack on Nato supply vehicles this year.


Our Correspondent February 20, 2013
Following the incident, Khasadar personnel launched a search operation during which they found another bomb weighing eight kilogrammes. PHOTO: FILE

JAMRUD:


A vehicle carrying Nato supplies to Afghanistan was partially damaged when a bomb planted at a roadside went off in Jamrud tehsil, Khyber Agency on Tuesday. Another bomb planted nearby was successfully defused by the bomb disposal squad (BDS).


At around 10am, a container passing through Teddy Bazaar was damaged when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near it, said political administration official Asmatullah Wazir. He added no human loss was reported.

Following the incident, Khasadar personnel reached the site and surrounded the area. They launched a search operation during which they found another bomb weighing eight kilogrammes.

This was the second attack on Nato supply vehicles this year. On Monday, two truck drivers were killed and a helper injured when unidentified militants opened fire at a convoy bound for Afghanistan.

On December 23, 2012, a Pakistani driver and cleaner were killed in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, while militants intercepted a container in Jamrud on December 21 and opened fire, injuring both the driver and the cleaner.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2013.

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