A person was killed and four others were injured, including two Frontier Corps officials, in two roadside blasts in Mohmand Agency.
A political administration official confirmed the incidents and said two men were passing through Manzeri Cheena, Baizai subdivision, near the Pak-Afghan border in a tractor when an IED planted by the side of the unpaved road went off. The injured driver and passenger were rushed to the hospital, where their condition is said to be critical.
Political administration officials and security forces launched a search operation near Atam Kalli in Baizai subdivision when the second attack took place in the afternoon. Another IED planted by the roadside went off and injured two Frontier Corps officials, while their civilian driver was killed in the attack.
The injured were taken to a hospital in Peshawar, and another search operation was launched. However, no arrests were made until the filing of this report.
Baizai subdivision of Mohmand Agency shares a border with the Afghan provinces of Kunar and Nangarhar, where according to Pakistani officials, TTP militant are suspected to have hideouts.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2014.