Daily Times

Roadside bomb kills four security personnel in Kurram Agency


PESHAWAR: A roadside bomb killed four troops and injured three others in Kurram Agency on Tuesday, officials said. “It was a remote-controlled bomb blast,” Mir Chaman Khan, a local police officer said. A senior military official in Peshawar confirmed the attack saying that the target was a paramilitary convoy travelling to Parachinar. A campaign of suicide attacks and bombings blamed on al Qaeda, Taliban and other extremist groups has killed more than 3,200 people in less than three years across the country. Under US pressure, Pakistan has in the past year significantly increased operations against militants in its tribal belt, which became a haven for hundreds of extremists who fled Afghanistan after the 2001 US-led invasion. afp