Soldier killed in SWA suicide attack
WANA: A soldier was killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body near a security checkpoint in Sarwakai tehsil of South Waziristan Agency, official and tribal sources told The News on Sunday.
The sources said the suicide bomber rushing towards a security checkpost in Chagmalai area blew up the explosives when the soldiers manning the roadside post signalled him to stop. One soldier was killed in the explosion, military sources said.
When contacted, officials in South Waziristan political administration confirmed the suicide attack on the security checkpoint and said investigation has been ordered.
Members of the Mahsud tribe from Chagmalai area had migrated to Dera Ismail Khan, Tank and certain other places after the security forces launched a military operation against the Hakimullah Mahsud-led Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants in South Waziristan.