Pakistan News Service

Tuesday Nov 21, 2017, Rabi-al-awwal 2, 1439 Hijri
Logo Logo
LATEST :
Pakistan News Home -> Tribune Corner -> News Details

Four FC personnel martyred in Kurram Agency

15 October, 2017

File photo
  Related News  
I was disappointed as a soldier and a citizen of Pakistan: ISPR
Maryam Nawaz-Captain Safdar to appear again on Oct 19
  More on this View All

At least four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and two others injured in three low-intensity blasts in the Kharlachi area of Kurram Agency near the Pak-Afghan border on Sunday.

According to security sources, the first blast occurred when a bomb disposal squad team was conducting a routine search in the area.

Two other explosives went off in the area after the first blast as security forces reached the site to aid in a rescue operation.

The nature of the blasts is unknown, but the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Following the blasts, security officials cordoned off the area and launched a search operation, while all those injured were shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three Afghan provinces and at one point was one of the key routes for militant movement across the border.

The region was claimed by the military to have been cleared of insurgents during an operation a few years ago. However, militants still carry out sectarian attacks and also target security forces occasionally.

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
 
 
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Military Courts
Imran - Qadri long march
 
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Pakistan itself a victim of state-sponsored terrorism: Qamar Bajwa
Should You Try Napping During the Workday?
Suggested Sites