Roadside bomb wounds 10 in Kohat
PESHAWAR: Ten people were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a military vehicle in Kohat on Tuesday, the third blast to hit the country in three days, police said.
Kohat is a major base for troops involved in military operations against Taliban militants in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. “Six paramilitary personnel and four civilians were wounded. It appears to have been caused by a remote-controlled improvised explosive device which was planted on the roadside,” police official Nizam Khan told AFP.
“It exploded at a main road junction as the military vehicle was turning. A cycle rickshaw and another car were also damaged,” he added. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Pakistan has suffered a spate of attacks in recent days despite ongoing peace talks between the new government and the militants. A suicide attack on a military–run bakery in Mardan killed 13 people on Sunday, while three more people died in a bomb blast outside a mosque in Bajaur on Monday. afp