2 soldiers killed in Laddha IED blast
LADDHA/LANDI KOTAL: Two soldiers were killed in a roadside blast in South Waziristan Agency on Tuesday while three people received injuries when unidentified persons attacked Nato vehicles in Khyber Agency.
Officials said that soldiers were patrolling Tengar area of Laddha tehsil in South Waziristan when an improvised explosive device hit their vehicle. Two soldiers were killed in the blast, they added.
In Khyber Agency, three persons were injured when unidentified gunmen fired at Nato containers in Landi Kotal on Monday, officials said.
They said that the incident occurred near government degree college on Landi Kotal-Torkhan Bypass when a group of unidentified persons riding in a car opened indiscriminate firing on Nato containers parked in the area.
The windscreens of at least four vehicles were smashed in the attack that also caused injuries to at least three persons, who had taken shelter inside their vehicles.
Local sources said that about 150 containers, supplying goods to Nato forces in Afghanistan and some of them taking Pakistani export items, were parked along the road as custom authorities delayed their clearance at Torkham.
Accusing the custom authorities of adopting delaying tactics, local transporters demanded of the political administration to ensure their security when they were denied exit at the border owing to no-clearance. Meanwhile, Khasadar Force found a dead body in Jalaldin area of Jamrud. Officials said that the bullet-riddled body was placed at tehsil office for identification for some time but was later buried at a local graveyard as no one came to claim it.
Meanwhile, Zakhakhel elders extended support to local administration for restoration of peace in their area. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Malik Medak Murad said that they would not allowed any militant organisation to operate in their area.