Roadside bomb kills 1 Pakistani soldier in NW

The officials say the attack happened in Miran Shah, main town in North Waziristan tribal area.

Updated: Jul 05, 2011, 12:57 PM IST

Peshawar: Pakistani intelligence officials say a roadside bomb hit an Army vehicle near the Afghan border, killing one soldier and wounding 14 others.

The officials say the attack happened on Tuesday morning in Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal area. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to the media.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. But North Waziristan is a major sanctuary for Pakistani Taliban fighters who are waging war against the government.
The area is also a hub for Afghan Taliban militants and their allies who regularly launch cross-border attacks against NATO and Afghan forces in Afghanistan.

Bureau Report