Roadside bombing kills two Pak soldiers in troubled northwest

At least two soldiers were killed and as many injured on Saturday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region, officials said.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 18, 2014, 17:22 PM IST

Islamabad: At least two soldiers were killed and as many injured on Saturday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region, officials said.

The paramilitary Frontier Corps personnel were targeted in Salarzai area of Bajaur district near Afghan border.

An official said that the soldiers were fetching water in a tanker when hit by the explosives planted on the roadside.

"Two soldiers were killed and another two injured," he said.

The security forces launched search operation after the incident.

Nobody has taken responsibility for the attack but Taliban is active in the area and often target the security forces.

Bajaur along the Kunar province of Afghanistan was frequently attacked by militants from across the border.

Pakistan has deployed troops along the porous border with Afghanistan to stop frequent incursions.