Militants destroy bridge, disrupting communication in NW Pakistan

14:00, August 30, 2010      

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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

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