At least 20 security personnel were killed and 25 others injured when a bomb struck a military convoy in Pakistan’s restive northwest today.
The convoy, which was heading to North Waziristan, was attacked by a remote-controlled bomb near Aamandi Chowk, Razmak Gate on Bannu-Miranshsh Road in Bannu which resulted in the death of 20 security men.
Sources said the death toll might increase.
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Security forces have cordoned off the area while rescue and relief operations continued. The injured are being shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Bannu, which stands at the gateway to the semi-autonomous Waziristan tribal region, is 150 kilometres southwest of Peshawar.
The town has witnessed a number of attacks and was the scene of a massive jail break in April 2012 during which 384 prisoners escaped from its central prison.