Roadside bomb kills three troops: officials
12 March, 2013
PESHAWAR: A roadside bomb attack on Monday in the northwest restive tribal region killed three soldiers and wounded two others, officials said.
A captain was killed along with two other soldiers when their vehicle hit an improvised bomb in Masuzai area of Kurram tribal district, a security official told AFP.
Another security official in Peshawar confirmed the attack saying the troops had been patrolling around 30 kilometres east of Parachinar, a major town in Kurram district.
Pakistani troops have been locked in deadly battles for years with homegrown insurgents in the northwestern tribal belt, where Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants also plot attacks on Afghan and Western targets.