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Six security men martyred in Kurram Agency ambush

Six security men martyred in Kurram Agency ambush

resize.phpKALAIA: At least six security personnel were martyred and eight others injured when a bomb hit their vehicle in Central Kurram Agency on Wednesday.

According to sources the incident took place in Megni area of Kurram Agency where the security convoy was targeted with a remote-controlled bomb when it was heading to Orakzai Agency.

The dead and injured were taken to Tal Hospital. Late on the injured personnel were shifted to CMH in Peshawar via helicopter. Four personnel were martyred on the spot meanwhile two were died in the hospital in Peshawar. A search operation was also launched in the area to arrest the elements behind the attack.

The security forces have been carrying out targeted operations in several tribal areas, including Hangu, to rid the region of militants. The Hangu-Kohat Road was also cordoned off last month due to security concerns.

Meanwhile the responsibility of the attack has been claimed by Ansarul Mujahideen. The spokesman of the organization Abu Basir claimed the responsibility of the attack over telephone from an undisclosed location. He said they would continue attacks on security forces until and unless the drone strikes stop completely.

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