Four martyred, two injured in North Waziristan blast


NORTH WAZIRISTAN, (Raja Furqan Ahmed) : At least four people, including three security personnel, were martyred in a blast that targeted Liaquat Checkpost in North Waziristan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday. According to the police, the attack claimed the lives of two security personnel, one police officer and one citizen in Datta Khel tehsil of Miran Shah. Two others, namely Hawaldar Manzoor and policeman Shakir, were injured in the attack. The deceased and the injured were shifted to DHQ Miran Shah Hospital. Initial reports state that a car with explosives crashed into the checkpost. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Rehan Gul Khattak told the media that three security officials, including a policeman and one civilian, embraced martyrdom. He claimed that the suicide bomber blew himself up during routine frisking at a security point manned by several security men. This is the second attack by terrorists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in two days as earlier a group of terrorists attacked Manzalai-08 and Manzalai-10 well sites in the Hangu district, leaving six officials martyred. The country has witnessed a spike in bombings in recent months. On May 19, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Amir Sirajul Haq’s convoy was hit by a bomb attack in Balochistan’s Zhob district. While the JI leader narrowly escaped the alleged suicide bombing, at least four people were injured, and his vehicle was partly damaged. Law enforcement authorities claimed that the attacker’s body was found at the site of the blast.

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