Bomb martyrs eight soldiers in North Waziristan: military

MIRANSHAH: A roadside bomb martyred at least eight soldiers and wounded several others in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, the military said.

The bomb exploded as a military convoy passed in the village of Ghulamkhan in North Waziristan.

“At least eight security forces personnel embraced martyrdom in an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) blast which had been planted by terrorists on Miranshah-Ghulamkhan road,” the military said in a statement.

“Several security forces personnel are critically injured.”

Local military officials confirmed the incident and said troops called in air support and launched a search operation in the area after the attack.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.