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Pakistan: Nine soldiers killed in suicide attack in North Waziristan

Nine soldiers were killed and five others were injured today in a bombing suicide attack against a military convoy in the west Pakistan, the military announced. The attack was carried out by a person riding a motorcycle, 61 kilometers from the border with Afghanistan, in North Waziristan’s Bannu district, the army said in a statement.

The kamikaze crashed his engine into a military convoy truckFeroze Jamal Shah, the province’s minister, told AFP.

On August 20, at least eleven people were killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying workers constructing a military outpost, also in North Waziristan.

North Waziristan is one of the former semi-autonomous tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan. There the Pakistani military has carried out several operations against insurgents with links to the al-Qaeda network and the Taliban since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by the US and its NATO allies.

Pakistan has been facing for months, especially since the return of the Taliban to power in Kabul in August 2021, with a worsening security situation, especially in the areas bordering Afghanistan.

Islamabad says some of the attacks are planned from Afghan soil, which Kabul denies.

Source: News Beast

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