Three, including soldier, martyred in Miranshah suicide attack

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At least three people including a Pakistan Army soldier were martyred when a suicide attacker struck a security forces vehicle in North Waziristan’s Miranshah area on Monday, said the military in a statement.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said a civilian also sustained injuries in the attack.

“Resultantly, Naik Abid (age 33 years, resident of Mansehra) and 2 civilians embraced shahadat [martyrdom] while one civilian was injured in the incident,” read the ISPR statement.

According to police officials, the attacker rammed a rickshaw into the vehicle and blew himself up.

Security officials had earlier confirmed that both civilian and security personnel were among the casualties.

The injured were shifted to DHQ Miranshah Hospital and the blast site was cordoned off by security officials and an investigation was initiated.