Sunday, March 24, 2013

Death toll from Miramshah suicide attack reaches 22

MIRAMSHAH: The death toll from yesterday’s suicide attack on a security checkpost in North Waziristan’s Miramshah area reached 22 whereas the number wounded was reported as 35, military sources told

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden car near a mosque in Miramshah close to the residential quarters of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) officials.

The FWO is engaged in several development projects in the area.

Most of the security personnel killed belonged to the Tochi scouts who were deployed for the security of FWO officials.

Earlier the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) had said in a statement that 17 security personnel had died in the attack.

from DAWN
by Zahir Shah Sherazi | 8 hours ago


By Sayed Jawad - 24 Mar 2013, 1:35 pm

Suicide attack leaves 17 soldiers dead in North Waziristan
According to Pakistani security officials, the number of soldiers killed from a car bomb attack on an army check post in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region has risen to 17.

The suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into Esha check post near Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan Agency, last night.

Intelligence officials say the vehicle exploded next to two tankers that were supplying fuel to troops in the North Waziristan tribal area. The blast set the tankers on fire and destroyed two residential army barracks.

In the meantime a military spokesman said, six security personnel were killed instantly and 11 more died later. Over a dozen security personnel were also injured following the blast.

No group claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. North Waziristan is the main sanctuary for Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan.
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