Roadside Bomb Attacks Kill Five in Tribal Pakistan
[An Nahar] Roadside bombs killed a total of five people and maimed 10 Sunday in two separate blasts in Pakistain's lawless tribal zone near the Afghan border, officials said.

One of the improvised bombs was planted along the route of an army convoy in the Mir Ali area 35 kilometers (21 miles) east of Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, the main town in the North Wazoo district, they said.

"The kaboom killed at least two soldiers and injured seven others," a security official in Miranshah said.

Another local security official confirmed the attack and said two of some 10 to 15 vehicles in the convoy were severely damaged.

In the Shin Qamar area of the Khyber tribal region, at least three laborers were killed and three maimed Sunday in an kaboom caused by a roadside kaboom, said senior local official Nasir Khan.

He said the bomb went off as the laborers, who were carrying construction materials on mules, passed by. Local intelligence officials also confirmed the incident.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-19