Three soldiers killed in northwest Pakistan by roadside bomb

A roadside bomb on Sunday killed three Pakistani soldiers and wounded at least seven others in the country’s troubled northwest bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

A military vehicle on a routine patrol hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Bannu region near Miranshah in North Waziristan tribal district, a bastion of militants linked to Al Qaida and the Taliban.

“Three soldiers were killed and at least seven others wounded when their vehicle was struck with an IED alongside Bannu-Miranshah road early in the morning on Sunday,” a security official in Peshawar told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The incident took place 15 kilometres west of Bannu. One soldier was killed on the spot and two others died in hospital, he said.


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