Two security personnel injured in remote controlled bomb blast


MIRANSHAH: Two security personnel were injured in a remote controlled bomb blast here on Friday, according to a source in the forces.

The miscreants targeted a vehicle of the security forces through a remote controlled explosive device at the Bypass Road in Miranshah, North Waziristan district.

The vehicle was damaged as a result of the blast in which Hawaldar Iftikhar and soldier Zahib were injured. They were shifted to FTC, Miranshah.

The security forces cordoned off the area after the incident and launch search operation.

In a separate incident in Rawalpindi, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) foiled a bid to attack an intelligence agency office after arresting an alleged terrorist in the city.

According to media reports, CTD, on a tip off caught a terrorist identified as Imran Shah from Chari.

According to a CTD spokesperson, the suspect is affiliated with banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Arms, ammunition and detonators have been recovered from his possession. He was shifted to an undisclosed place for further interrogation.

Moreover, security forces also carried out a search operation in Bara, Peshawar and recovered an explosives laden suicide jacket.

According to media reports, security forces conducted a search operation in Shalobar, area of Tehsil Bara of Khyber on a tip off and recovered a suspicious jacket laden with explosive materials from the bank of Kuwar Jali stream.

Senior Line Officer Shamshad Khan along with a heavy contingent of security forces cordoned the area and recovered the suicide jacket that was later defused in a far off place by carrying out an explosion.

A case has been registered against unknown people and an investigation has also been started.