Pakistan: 1 Dead, 3 Wounded in Car Bombing
According to Pakistani official, the blast took place on Sunday at Chashma Pul, two kilometers east of Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan.
“An improvised explosive device planted along the roadside went off as a convoy of at least 35 army vehicles passed by it, killing one soldier and wounding three others,” an unnamed local security official said.
On Saturday, two soldiers lost their lives in a car bomb attack in Dringhar area of Mastung district, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of Quetta, the capital Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan.
“The bomb exploded after an FC (Paramilitary Frontier Corps) vehicle stopped to check a parked car,” said Sayed Mehrab Shah, a senior government official in Mastung.
The official added that several security personnel were injured by the remotely triggered bomb.
On October 2, a roadside bomb explosion near the restive province’s Mashkey town killed two Pakistani soldiers and left three others wounded.
Thousands of Pakistanis have lost their lives in bombings and other militant attacks since 2001, when Pakistan entered an alliance with the United States in the so-called war on terror.
Thousands more have been displaced by the wave of violence and militancy sweeping across the country.