November 01, 2014

Coordinated Suicide blast kill 3 soldiers in NW Pakistan

By Sajad - Wed Dec 05 2012, 12:06 pm

Intelligence officials say a pair of suicide bombers rammed their truck filled with explosives into the gate of an army camp in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing three soldiers.

The blast occurred early Wednesday morning when two suicide bombers tried to ram their explosive-laden vehicle into an army camp at the western outskirts of Wana, capital town of South Waziristan.

The attackers, who drove in from Afghanistan, were stopped before they could get into the camp in the South Waziristan capital of Wana, where thousands of soldiers are stationed, army officials said.

Officials say the attack Wednesday in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal area, also wounded eight soldiers. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

This comes as early on Tuesday morning, a suicide car blast hit a police station in Pakistan’s northwestern Bannu area, killing the suicide bomber and wounding five others including three policemen.

On Monday morning, a blast hit a police vehicle in Peshawar, the largest city in the country’s northwest, leaving at least two cops killed and several others injured.

South Waziristan is part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The region is dominated by ethnic Pashtun tribes, some of which have sheltered and supported militants over decades of conflict in neighboring Afghanistan.

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