Five killed in blast at Pakistan checkpointBy DPA, IANS
Friday, December 24, 2010
ISLAMABAD - At least five people were killed in a bomb blast at a security post in Pakistan’s tribal region near the Afghan border Saturday, a government official said.
Ten others were injured in the attack at Khar, the main town in Bajaur tribal district where government forces are fighting Taliban and Al Qaeda militants.
“We are trying to find out if it was a suicide attack,” Imtiaz Khan said. “So far five bodies and 10 injured have been moved to hospital.”
The bombing came a day after 150 Taliban fighters carried out coordinated attacks on five security posts in neighbouring Mohmand district. Eleven soldiers and 24 militants died, officials said.