Militants destroy bridge, disrupting communication in NW Pakistan

14:00, August 30, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Militants destroyed a link- bridge early Monday morning by detonating explosive materials in Khyber tribal agency in the northwest Pakistan, local sources told Xinhua.

The expensive bridge was built on Bara-Terah road in Nalakhor area to facilitate land communication in the rugged area, said the local sources, adding that due to the subversion people are facing immense difficulty in commuting to Bara area and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial capital Peshawar.

After an impasse of weeks, the insurgent militants have resumed their subversive activities last week. However, the destruction of a bridge vital for keeping the land communication alive in the difficult mountainous terrain is probably the first of its kind during the last couple of years.

In addition, the continuing month-long devastating floods have washed away over 200 link-bridges in the rugged northwest, trapping hundreds of thousand people and disrupting land communication in the province.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Players of Iran throw up their coach Velasco Julio during the awarding ceremony at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, capital of Iran, Sept. 29, 2011. Iran won the champion after beating China 3-1 in the final on Thursday. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • Greek artists burn copies of emergency tax notices during a protest against austerity measures in Athens, Greece, on Sept. 29, 2011. The Greek government is facing a new wave of protests as it introduces new austerity measures to obtain the sixth tranche of aids necessary to overcome the acute debt crisis.(Xinhua/Marios Lolos)
  • A winner of the 36th Miss Bikini International 2011 poses for a photo at the Olympic Sailing Center in Qingdao, a coastal city of east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)
  • Staff members are in position at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2011. Commander-in-chief of China's manned space program Chang Wanquan announced Thursday night that the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module was successful. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
  • Champion of Miss Bikini from Poland receives trophy at the final of the 36th Miss Bikini International World Competition in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 28, 2011. (Xinhua Photo)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 28, 2011 shows autumn scenery of populus euphratica forests in Ejina Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia. The populus euphratica forests here, with an area of 390,000 mu, or 26,000 hectares, is one of the world's most famous populus euphratica forests. The golden leaves and sunshines here in autumn is able to attract more than 100,000 person-times annually. (Xinhua/Zhao Tingting)
Hot Forum Discussion