Pakistan

PESHAWAR – A roadside bombing has killed one paramilitary soldier and wounded another in the South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, military officials said on Monday.

The improvised explosive device (IED) exploded when the two Frontier Corps members were bringing water containers on mules for their post in Sarokai district of South Waziristan.

A spokesman for a local Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the attack, according to local media reports.

The attack came just days after the army organised a cross-country car rally from the region to demonstrate how peace has returned to the area.

The Pakistani military has conducted operations against militants there since 2009 but militant groups still have the capability to launch attacks.

South Waziristan is one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal areas, where the army has been battling terrorists linked to the Taliban and other militant outfits.