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9 Pak soldiers dead in Waziristan blast

9 Pak soldiers dead in Waziristan blast

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Sep 01, 2013 - 17:19

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): Nine Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday when an improvised explosive device hit their convoy in North Waziristan Agency near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, the army said.

The convoy struck the roadside bomb in the Boya area of Waziristan, a stronghold of militants linked to the Talibaninfo-icon and Al Qaeda network, a brief statement from the military said.

Another nine troops were wounded in the incident, which promped the clampdown of a curfew from 5am to 4pm to ensure the safe movement of security personnel in the area.

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