IED blast kills four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel in Pakistan

Following the blast security forces cordoned off the area and conducted a search operation

Four paramilitary soldiers were killed and three others injured today in an improvised explosive device blast at a check-post in northwestern Pakistan, officials said.

According to ISPR, the security personnel were conducting search operation to arrest the terrorists involved in kidnapping of Canadian national and his wife in Afghanistan.

The funeral prayers for the martyred officer were held in his native village Dholar Wala, which were attended by civilian and military officials and a large number of citizens.

The other martyred are Sepoy Saeed Baz, Sepoy Qadir and Sepoy Jumma Gul.

"Three remotely piloted aircraft had been seen buzzing over the area hours before one of them fired missiles at the compound in the Maqbal area of Kurram Agency", one official told The Express Tribune on the condition of anonymity.

Earlier last month, two consecutive blasts near Torkham border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan had resulted in the injuries to at least six personnel of the Frontier Constabulary (FC).

On September 15, three people were killed and two others injured in a U.S. drone strike in the remote Ghuz Ghari village, some six kilometres from the Afghan border.

Sources said following the incident, the border crossing at Kharlachi was shut down.

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