Mon. Sep 26th, 2022
ISLAMABAD: At least four soldiers killed and seven others wounded in a suicide attack on a military convoy in Pakistan North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, the army’s media wing said on Tuesday.
The attack came hours after three senior commanders of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a conglomerate of militant groups, were killed after their vehicle hit a landmine in eastern Afghanistan. the TTP has often blamed Pakistani forces for attacks on his militants.
The Pakistani convoy was traveling from Mirali to Miramshah, the district headquarters of North Waziristan, when the suicide bomber appeared on a motorcycle and blew himself up near one of the vehicles in the Patasi Ada area, according to Inter-Services Public Relations. (ISPR), the media arm of the army.
Among the injured were three soldiers and four civilians traveling in the convoy.
“The pakistan army is determined to rid the country of the scourge of terrorism,” ISPR said, warning that the sacrifices of “brave soldiers” will not be in vain.
“Security agencies are investigating to find out (details) about the suicide bomber and his facilitators,” the ISPR added.
Attacks on security forces and clashes with suspected terrorists have become frequent in North Waziristan in recent months. On July 4, at least 10 soldiers were injured when a suicide bomber attacked his entourage. On May 30, a suicide bomber on a bicycle attacked a convoy in the Razmak area, wounding two soldiers and two children.