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Bomb blast wounds 3 troops in northwest Pakistan

Bomb blast wounds 3 troops in northwest Pakistan

A roadside bomb targeting security forces has exploded, wounding three Pakistani troops in the volatile northwest.
Government official Hafeez Khan says the blast occurred Thursday as soldiers inspected vehicles in Bara town not far from North West Frontier Province's main city Peshawar.
The area has witnessed a spate of recent attacks. Twenty-two people were killed and more than 150 wounded last Saturday in two suicide car bombings in the region.
Pakistan is battling al-Qaida and Taliban militants close to the Afghan border blamed for scores of attacks over the last two years. The insurgents are linked to those in Afghanistan, where violence against NATO and U.S. troops is running at record levels.


Updated : 2021-10-27 16:07 GMT+08:00