Sunday, June 13, 2010

Seven militants die in Kurram IED blast

Seven militants die in Kurram IED blast
Sunday, June 13, 2010
By our correspondent

PARACHINAR: Seven militants were killed in an explosion caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chapri Kandao area in central part of Kurram tribal region on Saturday.

Official sources said a double-cabin pickup carrying seven militants was on its way to Chapri Kandao from Tharitang when it hit the IED in Chapri Kandao.

Pleading anonymity, an official said the militants had come to Kurram Agency from Orakzai tribal region. They said it was not clear as to who had planted the explosive device to target the militants.

It was for the first time that a vehicle carrying Taliban had been targetted in such an attack.

Officials said it could be an act of a rival faction of militants due to differences among the Taliban fighters over certain issues.

Meanwhile, the authorities arrested four militants and held their car near Teendo, Sadda subdivision and recovered arms from their possession. According to officials, three militants belonged to central part of Kurram Agency while one hailed from nearby Orakzai Agency.


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