Pakistan: Blast targets security forces vehicle in Mohmand; soldier killed

14th Jun 2014
Pakistan: Blast targets security forces vehicle in Mohmand; soldier killed
By Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR, (Dawn): A Pakistan army soldier was killed and two others were injured on Saturday in a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) blast near a security forces’ vehicle in Chamarkand area of northwestern Pakistan’s Mohmand tribal region.

The vehicle was destroyed in the explosion however the officer in it remained safe, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed.

Mohmand is one of Pakistan’s seven tribal regionsnear the Afghan border which are rife with homegrown insurgents and are said to be strongholds of Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives.

Two killed, three injured in Hangu militant infighting

Two militants were killed and three others were injured on Saturday reportedly as a result of infighting between two militant groups in the Spin Thall area on the outskirts of Hangu district.

Official sources said the two groups clashed at one of the bases of militant commander Mullah Nabi in Spin Thall area of Hangu which borders the Orakzai tribal region.

Sources said militants involved in the clash were reportedly the personal guards of Nabi


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