4 troops killed in IED blast in Pakistan

Cheryl Sanders
October 16, 2017

US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale on Monday condemned the killing of an army officer and three personnel of the paramilitary- Frontier Corps in a roadside explosion near Afghan border in Kurram Agency.

In September, three security officials had been injured when a vehicle belonging to security forces hit a landmine in Kurram Agency. The family was being held by the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network in the tribal area until they were rescued during a Pakistani military operation on Wednesday.

Pakistani security officials said three bombs went off in the attack, which was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

The other martyred are Sepoy Saeed Baz, Sepoy Qadir and Sepoy Jumma Gul.

The security forces rushed to the site and cordoned off the entire area and started a search operation.

Pakistan army said on Thursday that a Canadian-American family was rescued from Kurram Agency by Pakistani troops and the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, with the help of intelligence from the U.S.

The dead bodies of martyred security personnel and injured have been sent to Parachinnar Hospital, political authorities stated.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed condolences with families of the martyrs of the blast in Kurram Agency.

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