Blast Kills Pakistani Army Officer, Soldier Near Afghan Border


Authorities in Pakistan said Friday an army major and a soldier were killed in a bomb explosion near the border with Afghanistan.

The Pakistani military said the improvised explosive device (IED) was targeted at workers who were installing a border security fence in the remote Mohmand district.

Military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor noted in a brief statement the army major was “supervising fencing work in an area,” which is a “critical infiltration route,” when both soldiers “fell victim to an IED planted by terrorists from across the border.”

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Source: VOA