Blast hits Pakistani security forces convoy, 4 killed

08:32, April 21, 2010      

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A blast hit a convoy of Pakistani security forces on Tuesday in the country's northwestern tribal area, killing four people and injuring 11 others, local sources said.

Three security personnel and one civilian was killed and 11 others injured in the roadside bomb blast which occurred near Thal- Parachinar road closed to the border with Afghanistan.

Local journalist Yousaf Haroon told Xinhua that the incident took place when security forces convoy moving from Thal area of Hangu to Kurram.

He said that the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital and security forces encircled the area immediately after the blast.

Hangu touches Pakistan's volatile North Waziristan tribal agency and Kurram agency as well as Orakzai and Khyber tribal areas, where army operations against Taliban militants are going on.

Source: Xinhua


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