Parachinar: Taliban attack food convoy
PARACHINAR: Taliban militants attacked a convoy carrying food items, medicines and other goods to Parachinar in Kurram Agency on Tuesday and torched seven vehicles.
Informed sources said that the convoy, escorted by paramilitary forces, was attacked at Denari near Sadda town and militants looted food items, medicines and other goods.
Security forces started providing protection to convoys carrying passengers and food items to and from Parachinar after persistent attacks by Taliban.
The convoy was attacked at a time when elders of various tribes were planning to hold jirgas in Parachinar and Sadda.
The decision to hold the jirgas was taken at a number of meetings of tribal elders held in Islamabad last month.