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- Thursday, January 31, 2013 - From Print Edition


MIRANSHAH: Three soldiers were injured when unidentified people attacked a military convoy with an improvised explosive device (IED) on Bannu-Miranshah road on Wednesday, military sources said.


The IED planted on the main road went off when the military convoy was passing through the area. A military vehicle was damaged and three soldiers sustained injuries in the blast.


The injured soldiers were later admitted at a military hospital in Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.


Meanwhile, 10 mortar shells fired from across the border in Afghanistan landed in Loli Faqeeran village of Ghulam Khan area in North Waziristan, officials said.


Also, the tribesmen expressed resentment over non-stop curfew in the tribal region that caused hardships to the residents.


Local administration first clamped curfew on North Waziristan on Thursday and Sunday where all the shops and markets as well as educational institutions remained closed.


The administration again clamped curfew in the tribal region on Wednesday and all schools and government offices and markets remained close.


The political administration used to enforce curfew every Sunday due to movement of the security forces but there was no movement of the troops when the tribal region was kept under curfew for three days.