6 FC personnel injured in targeted blast

6 FC personnel injured in targeted blast

Peshawar (Web Desk): At least six Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were wounded in a blast in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Tank district on Monday, security sources said.

The FC personnel were on a routine patrol when their vehicle was targeted through an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the roadside in Tank's Molazai Mor area.

The injured were rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) in Tank.

Security forces cordoned off the incident site and a search operation of FC was started in the area.

No immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

During last November, three FC officials were killed and seven others were injured in a roadside IED blast which occurred near their vehicle in Peshawar's Bashirabad area.

The ratio of attacks in the country has decline about 70 per cent, due to a combination of the military offensive against Taliban bases along the Afghan border and government initiatives to tackle militancy, but attacks on security and civilian targets continue to occur occasionally.