Pak: Five killed in N Waziristan blast

Last Updated: Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 23:21

Islamabad: Five persons, including two security personnel, were killed and nine others injured in two roadside bomb attacks in Pakistan`s restive northwest on Sunday, officials said.

In the first incident, two security personnel were killed and seven more injured when a security forces convoy was targeted with a remote-controlled bomb in the restive North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan today.

The convoy was on a routine patrol when it was attacked in Mir Ali area east of Miramshah, the main town in the region.

Two security personnel were killed instantly.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, where officials described their condition as stable.

Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan`s Jundullah faction claimed responsibility for the attack, Dawn News channel reported.

It said the attack was carried out to avenge the death of commander Ahmed Bengali, who was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan.
Three tribesmen were killed and two others injured when a roadside bomb was detonated by remote control Bara area of Khyber Agency, officials of the local political administration told reporters.

Personnel of the Khasadar militia took the injured to a nearby hospital and conducted a search in the area but were unable to trace the attackers.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Pakistan has spurned persistent calls from the US administration to launch a military operation against Taliban and al Qaeda elements in North Waziristan, saying it would decide the timing of any offensive.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 14:03

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