MIRANSHAH: An improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a roadside exploded near a security forces’ convoy on Ghulam Khan Highway in North Waziristan on Sunday. No loss of life was reported, however. According to a security official, the convoy was en route to Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan when the bomb exploded near one of the vehicles. Security officers surrounded the area and initiated a search operation. Meanwhile, in Basya Khel,Bannu, a bomb weighing 11 kilogrammes was planted on a crowded road. It was defused by Bomb Disposal Squad official Was Khan around 10am.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2013.
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