Attack on army base foiled; three soldiers die
[Dawn] Soldiers thwarted an attempt by jacket wallahs to attack a military base in South Wazoo on Wednesday. Three of them, however, bit the dust in the process. The two bombers were also killed as their explosives-laden vehicle blew up.
If two boomers detonated and three soldiers were killed, the attack wasn't 'foiled' by definition. Perhaps the bad guyz lost, but the attack took place.
According to a security official in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, soldiers manning a security tower at the walled Javed Sultan Shaheed Camp spotted the vehicle when it was about 100 metres from the camp.
The soldiers blew up the speeding vehicle by firing a rocket- propelled grenade, causing a huge blast, which also led to the death of a soldier at the tower. Another soldier was injured and later died at hospital, the official said.
A captain died when the roof of a building inside the camp collapsed on him, the official said.
The camp had come under an attack once before too.
The camp -- housing military offices and residences of officers and soldiers -- is barely a few kilometres away from the Afghan
This was the second case of suicide kaboom in Wana over the past week. On Nov 29, in an attempt to kill a pro-government bad turban commander, a cycle of violence-riding suicide bomber had killed eight people and injured 18.
The bombing has caused tension between the native Ahmadzai Wazir tribe and Mehsud rustics, who have settled here after being displaced by a military operation in their area. The top leadership of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain belongs to the Mehsud tribe.
Although no group grabbed credit for the Nov 29 attack, the Ahmadzai Wazir tribe gave Mehsud rustics a deadline to leave their territory by Wednesday (Dec 5).
Hundreds of Mehsud rustics were seen leaving Wana before expiry of the deadline.
Posted by: Fred