Bomb blast kills security official near Miranshah
MIRANSHAH: A roadside bomb killed a security official in North Waziristan on Tuesday, sources said. The improvised explosive device (IED) exploded when a vehicle of the Frontier Corps (FC) was escorting a convoy of the security forces near Miranshah. Two security men were also injured in the attack. The security forces returned the fire in the nearby areas, but there was no report of any other casualty. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
The main Taliban group in the region has struck a peace deal with the government and both sides do not attack each other. But officials say that splinter terrorist groups are operating in North Waziristan, who routinely launch attacks on convoys of the security forces. The attack occurred when the authorities had imposed curfew in the area for the movement of army convoys. The authorities routinely clamped curfew in North Waziristan on Sundays but this week was imposed on Tuesday.
Local tribesmen have appealed to the security forces to observe curfew on Sundays as the banks and government offices are closed for weekly off. “But curfew on other days badly affect their life and business activities,” tribesmen said.