Suicide car bomb blast at Miranshah checkpost kills six

More than 25 security officials were been injured as result. Army Lieutenant among those killed.

Afp/our Correspondent March 23, 2013
The bomber rammed his car into the checkpost. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PESHAWAR: At least six security officials, including a lieutenant of the army were killed and more than 25 others were injured when a suicide bomber targetted the Esha checkpost in Miranshah, North Waziristan on Saturday evening.

Sources said that a suspected suicide bomber had exploded his vehicle near the checkpost.

"Half of the check post building has been destroyed in the blast," said a security official in Peshawar, warning that the casualty figure could rise.

"It was a suicide attack. The bomber used a water tanker, he rammed it into the outer wall of the building," the official said.

Earlier in March, five officials of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) were injured when a roadside remote-controlled bomb planted by unidentified militants exploded in Ghulam Khan tehsil on Saturday.

An official of the security forces said an explosion occurred near a vehicle carrying the workers around 10:30am, injuring all five.

He explained the workers were constructing the Ghulam Khan Highway and were on their way to the site.

Miranshah is a hotbed of militant activity. US drones have also repeatedly targetted militants in the area.


yacob ali | 8 years ago | Reply

This blast was so huge it destroyed a big area occupied by the army. Surely more than 50 soldiers dead other news agencies are confirming. Tribune please update your news.

Jai Sri Ram | 8 years ago | Reply

The advise of “You can't keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbours. Eventually those snakes are going to turn on whoever has them in the backyard” given by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Pakistan, is proven correct yet again.

Having sown the wind of Jihadi terrorism to target India and others , Pakistan will inevitably face a blowback and reap the whirlwind.of Jihadi Terrorism.

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