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April 22, 2013

Four soldiers killed in NWA IED blast

Peshawar

April 22, 2013

MIRANSHAH: Four soldiers of the Pakistan Army were killed and four others sustained injuries when an improvised explosive device (IED) hit a military convoy near the Khajoori area of Mir Ali subdivision in North Waziristan on Sunday.
Security officials said the military convoy was on its way to Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan, from Bannu when it came under attack.They said unknown people had planted an IED under the bridge in the Khajoori area, considered as the gateway to North Waziristan. It went off when the military convoy was passing through the area, they added.
Military officials said four soldiers died on the spot while four others sustained injuries. The injured soldiers were shifted to the military hospital in Bannu.Those died in the blast were identified as Sepoy Assadullah, Sepoy Fazal Azeem, Zulfiqar Masih, a sweeper, and Sepoy Sharif.
The authorities had already clamped curfew in the entire North Waziristan, including the Bannu-Miranshah road due to movement of the security forces on Sunday.Our Lahore correspondent adds: Punjab Chief Minister Najam Sethi condemned the attack on the security forces convoy in North Waziristan.The chief minister expressed grief over the loss of precious human lives and said the perpetrators of such inhuman acts did not deserve to be called humans.