Pak Affairs

Eight soldiers killed in NWA suicide attack

MIRAN SHAH: At least eight security forces personnel were killed on Saturday when a suicide bomber attacked a military convoy in North Waziristan Agency. Army spokesman Maj. Murad Khan said the attack targeted a military convoy heading from Bannu to Miran Shah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. “Eight soldiers have died and some 12 others were injured,” an official said, adding he feared the toll may increase.

It was reported that US drones were hovering over different areas of North and South Waziristan, while also covering part of Kurram agency. Sources said that Ghulam Khan, Lowara, Dattakhel, Madahkhel, Shawal, Razmak, Makeen, Laddah and Kurram Agency’s different areas Tarimangal, Maqbal and other areas of North and South Waziristan witnessed the drones hovering over the skies and were seen after taking rounds went back to Afghanistan. Drones flying triggering scare in these areas during the past few days has intensified.-SANA

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