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Pakistan soldier killed in Dir; 3 killed in North Waziristan blast

ANI | Updated: Aug 14, 2022 18:21 IST


Islamabad [Pakistan], August 14 (ANI): A Pakistan soldier was killed in the Lower Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after militants attacked the security forces in the province, local media reported on Sunday.
In a separate incident, three alleged militants were killed and two others injured after a blast occurred in North Waziristan's Haiderkhel village in Mirali, The News International reported.
Citing sources, the publication reported that a loud explosion occurred while the alleged terrorists were trying to plant an improvised explosive device.
Dawn reported that an IED blast killed one soldier and injured two others, including a social worker in Bara Banda in the Lower Dir area.
In recent months, several cases of bomb attacks have been reported in Pakistan.
The bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked near Hazar Ganji market, Police said while speaking on this recent explosion, ARY News had reported.
According to the police, nearby shops and parked vehicles have been damaged. Meanwhile, rescue workers rushed to the area and shifted the injured to Civil Hospital Quetta.

Pakistani security forces following the bombing has cordoned off the area to collect evidence. In a statement, Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Qudus Bizenjo has condemned the attack and prayed for the early recovery of the injured.
In a similar kind of incident, at least one person was killed and 11 others were injured in Quetta after a grenade exploded, media reports said, citing police.
The incident took place at Joint Road in Balochistan's Quetta, reported Geo TV.
Prior to that, three people were injured, including a policeman in a blast outside the Turbat Stadium in Quetta.
The News International quoting a police official said that the explosion took place at Airport Road of the city while a match was going on in the football stadium between two local teams.
As per ARY News, the blast was followed by firing which caused panic at the stadium.
Meanwhile, observing the rising incidents of attacks on police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistani authorities have strengthened security at all checkposts and relieved the personnel responsible for security lapses. (ANI)

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