Four martyred in ‘suicide bombing’ at North Waziristan checkpost

PESHAWAR, (MANEND NEWS): At least four people, including three security personnel, were martyred in a blast that reportedly targetted Liaquat Checkpost in North Waziristan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday.

Two others, namely Hawaldar Manzoor and policeman Shakir, were injured in the attack.

According to the police, the attack claimed the lives of two security personnel, one police officer and one citizen in Datta Khel tehsil of Miran Shah, police sources told The Express Tribune.

The deceased and the injured were shifted to DHQ Miran Shah Hospital. Initial reports state that a car with explosives crashed into the checkpost.

The country has witnessed a spike in bombings in recent months. On May 19, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Amir Sirajul Haq’s convoy was hit by a bomb attack in Balochistan’s Zhob district. While the JI leader narrowly escaped the alleged suicide bombing, at least four people were injured, and his vehicle was partly damaged. Law enforcement authorities claimed that the attacker’s body was found at the site of the blast.

In December 2022, at least three people were killed and five others were injured after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up in North Waziristan’s Miranshah town. Government sources stated that most of the casualties were pedestrians in the area.

An investigation was initiated by law enforcement personnel in addition to a search operation in the area.

The suspected attacker was riding a motorcycle. However, there were conflicting reports regarding the target.

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