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India-Pakistan
IED blast kills two, injures three soldiers in Orakzai
2013-02-03
[Dawn] Two security personnel, including an officer, were killed while three others sustained injuries in an IED blast in Ghunda Mela village of upper Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
, officials said.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed that two soldiers "embraced martyrdom" while three others were maimed in the blast during search of an old compound.

Tehsildar Orakzai Agency Nauman Khan has also confirmed that the security forces convoy was hit by a discarded improvised bomb when they were searching an abandoned compound.

The dear departed were later identified as Captain Hasnat Ali and Naib Subedar Arif Khan.

Earlier, jacket wallahs had attacked a military checkpost in Lakki Marwat early on Saturday, killing 13 soldiers and 11 civilians.

Banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) later grabbed credit of the attack.
Posted by:Fred

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