Military

3 Pak troops killed, 4 wounded in missile attack

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, March 23, IRNA - At least three Pakistan Army troops have 
been killed and four others injured when unidentified gunmen attacked 
their check-post with rockets in tribal belt, raising the number of 
soldiers, casualties to 15 in less than 24 hours. 
The latest incident took place last night in another tribal region
Kurram Agency, in which reports said that the rocket attack took place
on the check-post set up in a local Animal Husbandry at Teri Tang 
locality. 
On Tuesday, attackers ambushed a Pakistani army convoy, carrying 
fuel and ration for military engaged in operation against al-Qaeda 
suspects near the Afghan border, killing at least 12 soldiers and 
injuring 20 others, officials said. 
Wounded troops in the latest incident have been shifted to 
Combined Military Hospital in the nearby Kohat city, by a special 
helicopter. 
However, the sources would not disclose the names of the victims. 
The hospital was also partly damaged in the attack, local 
reporters said. 
Meanwhile, sources said that due to highly volatile situation in 
South Waziristan and some other parts of the tribal belt, emergency 
has been declared in the hospitals in the area. 
AHM/TSH/216 
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