RAWALPINDI: Nine security men were killed and atleast three were injured when a landmine exploded near a convoy of security forces in North Waziristan tribal region, ARY News reported on Thursday.
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media wing, has confirmed that nine soldiers were martyred and scores of others were injured when a vehicle of the convoy hit a landmine in Ghulam Khan during routine patrolling of the forces.
The relief teams transferring the bodies and injured to hospital. The death toll feared to be increased as some of the injured soldiers were said to be in a precarious condition.
Heavy contingents of security forces cordoned off the area after the bombing incident.
Military gunship helicopters targeted the hideouts of the militants with heavy shelling, reports said.