PESHAWAR - A suicide bomber Friday drove a car filled with explosives into a military convoy, killing at least two soldiers in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.
The bomber crashed his white Toyota Corolla into a vehicle travelling in a military convoy in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal district, a stronghold of Taliban militants.“At least two security forces personnel have embraced martyrdom and two others were wounded,” a senior security official told AFP.
Local intelligence officials confirmed the attack and casualties. Pakistan is a frontline state in the US and NATO-led fight against militants in Afghanistan. It says more than 40,000 people have been killed in Pakistan by Taliban and Al-Qaeda-led militants, who oppose Islamabad’s US alliance.
On Thursday, three personnel of Levies were injured, when a remote-controlled device targeted their vehicle at Ring Road in Achine area of Peshawar.
Station House Officer Peshtakhara Police Station Baram Khan told The Nation that the vehicle of levies force was on way to Jamrud from the office of political agent in jurisdiction of Peshtakhara Police Station, when hit by a remote-controlled device.