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03 Sep 2020 | 05:19 PM UTC

Pakistan: IED blast in South Waziristan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) kills four soldiers on September 3

Pakistan News Alert

IED blast kills four soldiers in South Waziristan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) on September 3; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/3/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION South Waziristan Agency, FATA

Event

An explosion caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) on Thursday evening, September 3, killed four soldiers and injured several others in the South Waziristan district (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province). The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TPP) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack targeting Pakistani security forces.

Similar militant attacks are possible in the South Waziristan district over the near term.

Context

Extremist Islamist groups, including the terrorist organization Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TPP) and various terrorist groups under its umbrella, continue to pose a threat throughout the country despite continued army offensives to push them from their northwestern strongholds near the Afghan border.

Advice

Individuals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and in Pakistan more generally, are advised to remain vigilant at all times and report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities. Due to a high threat from terrorism, as well as kidnapping and sectarian violence, some Western governments advise their citizens to reconsider travel to the country as foreign nationals, and Westerners, in particular, may be directly targeted.

 

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