Four FC personnel martyred in Kurram Agency blast

Trevor Jackson
October 17, 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of FC personnel in improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Kurram Agency. It says the troops were taking part in a search operation for the militants who had held an American-Canadian family that was rescued last week.

According to media reports, at least four missiles were fired at a house in Kurram Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Officials said the strike took place in remote Ghuz Ghari village in Kurram agency, close to the Afghan border where at least five fighters from the Afghan Taliban had gathered.

After being informed of the blast, the security forces rushed to the site and cordoned off the area to launch operation.

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They said two personnel died on the spot while two others succumbed to their injuries during treatment in a hospital. Other deceased included Sepoy Saeed Baz, Qadir and Jumma Gul, it added.

Kurram Agency borders three provinces of Afghanistan and witnesses several cross-border attacks.

Sources said following the incident, the border crossing at Kharlachi was shut down. He prayed for eternal peace for the departed souls and early recovery of the injured.

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