Pakistani officials: Bomb near militant hideout kills 2

Pakistani officials: Bomb near militant hideout kills 2

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security officials say a bomb at a militant hideout killed two militants and wounded 12 in the South Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan.

The officials say the explosion took place on Thursday in the northwestern border town of Angore Adda. They say the casualties were from the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani militant network.

It wasn't immediately clear what set off the bomb.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak to the media.

South Waziristan has long been a base for Pakistani militants and foreign fighters. The army claims to have cleared most of the region of insurgents but violence has continued there.

Islamabad and Kabul often trade accusations that the other is harboring enemy insurgents. Pakistan says it's taken steps to curb cross-border movement of militants.

Updated : 2021-03-08 06:51 GMT+08:00