Khyber blast injures 4 FC men
24 October, 2012
PESHAWAR: Four Frontier Constabulary (FC) soldiers were injured on Tuesday in a remote-controlled bomb blast in the militancy-infested Khyber Agency, which borders Peshawar, security officials said.
The attack comes as a joint operation of police and paramilitary FC personnel was launched in southern periphery of Peshawar where authorities suspect the militants have safe havens.
According to the officials, suspected militants bombed the room on a plaza's rooftop at Faqirabad Chowk where the FC personnel had taken positions. "Four FC men were injured by the remote-controlled blast," the officials spoke on condition of anonymity.
"About five kilogrammes of explosives were used in the blast." The operation in southern suburb of Peshawar follows attack on police station in Mattani area, close to semi-autonomous Darra Adam Khel, in which SP (Rural) Khurshid Khan was killed along with four policemen by the Taliban on October 14.