At least four, including three security personnel, were martyred after a suicide blast ripped through a checkpoint in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s rugged North Waziristan District near the country's porous border with Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
According to police, two security officials, a policeman and one civilian embraced martyrdom, while one security man and a cop sustained bullet wounds in the assault.
The injured and the martyred were shifted to the Miranshah Hospital.
Officials said that the suicide bomber blew himself up during routine frisking at a security point manned by several security men and local cops.
This is the second attack by terrorists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in two days.
A day earlier, a horde of militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) struck a private exploration company's gas plant in Tall tehsil of Hangu district, KP, and martyred at least four Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel and two private security guards, police had said.