Gunmen kill 2 soldiers, injure 4 in Bajaur: Officials

FC vehicle was on a routine patrol when gunmen sitting along the roadside opened fire on it: Local official


Afp July 18, 2013
FC vehicle was on a routine patrol when gunmen sitting along the roadside opened fire on it: Local official PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KHAR: Gunmen ambushed an  FC vehicle in Bajaur tribal region on Thursday, killing two soldiers, officials said.

The attack took place in Kamar village, around 40 kilometres northwest of Khar, the main town of Bajaur tribal region where Taliban and al Qaeda linked militants have carved out hideouts.

"An FC vehicle was on a routine patrol when gunmen sitting along the roadside opened fire on it, killing two troops and wounding four others," senior local administration official Sohail Ahmad Khan told AFP.

Khan said the number of gunmen who attacked the vehicle was not clear.

Another senior local administration official, Abdul Hafeez Khan, confirmed the incident and casualties and said security forces had launched a search operation in the area after the incident to "get to the culprits".

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Naseer | 7 years ago | Reply

My thoughts and prayers for the deceased and their families. Why our army has become so weak and helpless? May God have mercy on us.

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