Peshawar: Three youngsters and as many troopers of the Pakistan Army have been killed in a suicide blast on Sunday in Pakistan’s restive North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, the Army stated. The incident occurred within the Miran Shah city, some 250 kms from right here, the Army’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a press release, as per PTI. The youngsters have been aged between 4 to 11 years, it stated, including that three troopers additionally died within the incident. “Intelligence agencies are investigating to find out about (the) suicide bomber and his handlers/facilitators,” the ISPR added.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the suicide assault and expressed grief over the lives misplaced. In a press release, he supplied his condolences to the households of the kids.
“The killers of innocent children are the enemies of both Islam and humanity. We will not sit idle until this brutality is eradicated,” he stated, vowing to punish the facilitators of the attacker.
Taking to Twitter, the prime minister additionally stated: “Blood of our soldiers and citizens is a debt on us that we will repay by eradicating terrorism from our country.”
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb additionally condemned the assault and supplied her condolences.
According to Radio Pakistan, the minister stated miscreants wished to “destabilise law and order in the country”.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari additionally condemned the assault. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan condemned the blast.
Last month, two Pakistan Army troopers have been killed within the Sararoga space of South Waziristan district throughout a gun battle with terrorists.
On April 23, three troopers have been killed within the Dewagar space of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district throughout an trade of fireplace with terrorists from throughout the Afghan border.