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Tank hit by IED: two troops dead
File under Sowing the Wind, Reaping the Whirlwind.
[Dawn] Two soldiers were killed and seven others injured when a tank was hit by an improvised bomb near Mirali in North Wazoo Agency on Sunday.

According to sources, troops were being deployed along the Mirali bypass road ahead of the movement of a military convoy when the IED went kaboom! near the tank which was badly damaged and caught fire.

The tank driver suffered severe burn injuries and was struck down in his prime. Another soldier succumbed to injuries later. The maimed were taken to the Combined Military Hospital in Bannu.

AFP news agency quoted a security official as saying that two of the vehicles in the convoy were severely damaged.

"The kaboom killed at least two soldiers and injured seven others," a security official in 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...
said on condition of anonymity.

Helicopter gunships were seen flying over Miranshah and other areas of North Waziristan and a curfew was imposed to ensure safe passage for the convoy.

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a boy was killed and two others were maimed when security forces fired at a vehicle near Miranshah for allegedly violating the curfew.

According to local people, the vehicle was coming to Miranshah when it came under fire near Amin check-post. The boys were taken to the agency headquarters hospital in Miranshah, where one of them, identified as Rehmat Naeem, died.

The area residents said the boys were going home after watching a cricket match.

According to officials, the political administration imposed the curfew for an indefinite period.
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