PESHAWAR: A robust roadside bomb focused a army car in northwestern Pakistan, a former Taliban stronghold, killing three troopers, officers stated. The Pakistani Taliban claimed duty for the assault, which is elevating fears the militants are regrouping within the area. […]
The bombing occurred because the troops have been patrolling in South Waziristan, which lies within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, stated two intelligence officers. They spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t licensed to talk to the media.
There was no fast assertion from the army or the federal government however Mohammad Khurasani, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, claimed duty for the assault. The Pakistani Taliban, or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, is a separate rebel group from the Afghan Taliban.
South Waziristan served as a base for Pakistani and overseas militants till latest years, when the army claimed it cleared the area.
The Pakistani Taliban have been concentrating on the army and civilians throughout the nation since 2001, when this Islamic nation joined the U.S.-led conflict on terror following the Sept. 11 assaults in america. Since then, the insurgents have declared conflict on the federal government of Pakistan and have carried out quite a few assaults, together with a brutal assault on an army-run college within the metropolis of Peshawar in 2014 that killed 140 kids and a number of other lecturers.
Pakistan’s militant teams are sometimes interlinked with these throughout the border in Afghanistan.
In line with a not too long ago launched U.N. report, greater than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents are hiding in Afghanistan, most belonging to the outlawed Pakistani Taliban, which has stepped up assaults on troops in latest weeks within the area.