Pakistan: Four including two security personnel killed in IED blast

01 July 2017, 10:48 PM
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Four persons including two security personnel were killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on Saturday near a security check post in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials said.

The security personnel spotted an unattended bag at Aka Khel Check Post in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, where a routine check-up was underway, they further added.

The bag exploded when the security personnel was searching the bag. It killed four people on the sport, the official said. Those killed were identified as Naik Mehmud Shah, Levies Naik Bagh Mir, and two civilians.

No group has taken the responsibility of the attack yet. The area was sealed immediately after the attack and the security forces started search operation to nab the culprits.

With PTI inputs.

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First Published: Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:43 PM

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