Miranshah: A bomb attack on Monday
wounded at least 10 Pakistani soldiers in the Taliban and
al Qaeda hotspot of Waziristan on the Afghan border, officials
The device was detonated by remote control as a military
vehicle passed through the Sararogha village area in the
mountains of South Waziristan, which is part of Pakistan`s
semi-autonomous tribal district.
"At least 10 soldiers were wounded, three of them
seriously," a security official said.
A local intelligence official confirmed the bomb blast
Pakistan carried out a sweeping offensive in 2009 in
South Waziristan targeting the country`s main Taliban faction,
but many of their commanders and foot soldiers are believed to
have fled to neighbouring North Waziristan.
Washington is pressing Islamabad to launch an all-out
offensive in North Waziristan against the al Qaeda-linked
Haqqani network, which is responsible for killing US troops in
Afghanistan and to which Pakistani spies have close
But relations between Islamabad and Washington plummeted
after US commandos killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May,
and the military says it is too overstretched fighting Taliban
elsewhere to open a new front in Waziristan.