MIRANSHAH - Two soldiers were killed and eight others injured in two separate bomb explosions in North Waziristan Agency on Sunday.
According to sources, seven out of nine landmines planted by terrorists at Chashma Pul area of Miranshah were defused by the bomb disposal squad. However, two of them exploded, killing one soldier and injuring five others.
In another incident, an improvised explosive device planted along a roadside went off when a military convoy was passing the area and as a result one soldier was killed and three others injured.
“An improvised explosive device planted along the roadside went off as a convoy of at least 35 army vehicles passed by it, killing one soldier and wounding three others,” a local security official told AFP.
Another security official confirmed the incident and casualties. He said security forces also defused two bombs planted at different locations in nearby Mir Ali town.
Homemade bombs are a main weapon of militants who attack government forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal districts bordering Afghanistan. The seven semi-autonomous tribal areas are a haven for militants including the Taliban.
Washington considers these areas a major hub of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants plotting attacks on the West and in Afghanistan.