Blast kills two security personnel in Mohmand agency
[Dawn] At least two security personnel were killed Monday when a bomb went kaboom! in Pakistain's northwestern Mohmand tribal agency near the Pakistain-Afghanistan border, officials said.

The improvised bomb (IED) blew up near Albo security checkpost area in Khwezai Tehsil, some 40 kilometers west of the agency headquarters Ghalanai, injuring another security personnel.

Ghazi Nawaz, assistant political agent for Khawezai Tehsil, confirmed two security personnel were killed and one injured in the blast.

He said the bomb appeared to be have planted along the road to target security forces near Margano Jalaa area of Khwaezai tehsil, close to the Pakistain-Afghan border.

Mohmand is one of Pakistain's seven tribal agencies near the Afghan border which are rife with homegrown hard boyz and are said to be strongholds of Taliban and al Qaeda operatives.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-08