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

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

At least four personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were martyred and two others injured when a landmine went off in Kurram Agency on Sunday, ARY News reported.

Kurram Agency Political Agent Baseer Khan Wazir said the drone strike took place in Pakistani territory, six kilometres from the Afghan border.

After being informed of the blast, the security forces rushed to the site and cordoned off the area to launch operation.

Military troops paid salute to Captain Hasnain Shaheed, following which he was laid to rest with full military honours. The funeral prayers of the martyred were offered at the FC Ground in Parachinar.

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.

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Pakistani forces, acting on intelligence supplied by the USA, freed the couple along with their three children - all born in captivity.

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

Earlier on September 15, a suspected United States drone strike had killed three and injured two in Kurram Agency.

"Country wide de-weaponisation and explosive control are additional cardinals of the effort".

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