Four FC personnel martyred in Kurram Agency IED blast

4 FC personnel martyred in Kurram Agency landmine blasts

4 FC personnel martyred in Kurram Agency landmine blasts

Four Frontier Core (FC) personnel martyred while three were injured in result of three landmine blasts in Kharlachi border area of Kurram Agency.

The personnel deployed near the border crossing were injured in two consecutive blasts. The IED exploded near Afghan border check post hence the border at Kharlachi has been shut down by Pakistan.

According to the detail given by ISPR spokesman here the troops were parts of search party for handlers of rescued foreigners the other day.

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The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The blast came a few days after the Pakistan Army recovered a Canadian-American family in the agency from captivity.

The martyrs include Captain Husnain, Sepoi Saeed Baz, Sepoi Qadir and Sepoi Jumma Gul While Naik Anwar, Sepoi Zahir and Lance Naik Sher Afzal were injured in the incident.

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Captain Hasnain, who was injured in the explosion, succumbed to his injuries at Agency Headquarters Hospital in Parachinar, the headquarters of Kurram Agency.

It said the personnel were carrying out search operation to arrest those involved in the kidnapping of a Canadian-American couple when the explosive device went off.

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