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Landmine blast in Mohmand leaves 3 dead, several injured

By Iftikhar Firdous  at The Express Tribune  July 27, 2011

Three people including one security personnel and two peace committee members were killed in mine explosions when security forces launched the third phase of the operation Brekhna in Tehsil Bayzai of Mohmand Agency.

At least twelve others were injured.

“We have started the third phase of the military operation Brekhna in the Bayzai Tehsil of Mohmand Agecy,” confirmed a security official in Peshawar.

Sources said that the security forces were moving along with the peace committee and Levis personnel in the Manzaree Cheena area when the members of the peace committee hit a land mine in which two members were killed.

In the second explosion, one more security person was killed.

Sources said that there were at least five mine explosions in which at least five security personnel and seven members of the peace committee were injured.

“Although we are facing no resistance from the militants,” said APA Upper Mohmand, Maqsood Khan while speaking to The Express Tribune “It’s the mines that they left behind that are causing some problem. However, the sweeping of the area is underway,” he added

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