Pakistan: At least three security personnel killed in Taliban attack in northwestern city

The incident occurred when a Frontier Corps truck was on its way back to place of posting after performing duty on Chelum Imam Hussain.

By: PTI | Peshawar | Published:November 22, 2016 5:00 pm

At least three security personnel were killed and five others injured Tuesday when Taliban militants targeted a convoy of paramilitary forces’ trucks with a roadside bomb in this troubled northwestern Pakistani city.

The incident occurred when a Frontier Corps truck was on its way back to place of posting after performing duty on Chelum Imam Hussain, SSP Operation Peshawar Sajjad Khan said.

The convoy was targeted with a remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED). As a result of the blast three Frontier Corps personnel were killed while five others sustained injuries, he said.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) splinter group Jamaatul Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to the media, the Express Tribune reported.