15 Pakistani security men killed in bombing

October 22nd, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanIslamabad, Oct 22 (Xinhua) At least 15 Pakistani security men were killed in a remote-controlled roadside bomb explosion in northwestern Pakistan late Tuesday, the News Network International (NNI) news agency reported Wednesday. A convoy of six vehicles was carrying ration for security forces when the bomb exploded at Sarsenay area, some 30 km from Mingora, a major city in the Swat Valley of North West Frontier Province, reported NNI.

Security forces and militants exchanged fire after the explosion.

Militants used rockets and automatic guns to target the group of over 42 security personnel, sources said. Three vehicles were destroyed in the attack, witnesses said.

Local people said they saw 15 bodies of security men at the site of the blast Wednesday morning. Officials said that five Taliban militants were also killed in the fighting.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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