An official said that two members of Pakistan's security forces were killed and 19 others were injured on Saturday when a suicide bomber riding a motorbike loaded with explosives hit their convoy in the unrest-ridden tribal region of northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan.
According to BDS (Bomb Disposal Squad) in-charge Inayayatullah Tiger, the convoy was traveling to South Waziristan when the bomber hit them in the Chahkan neighborhood of Dera Ismail Khan province.
19 people were hurt, and 19 more security guards were wounded. Officials said that three of the wounded were in serious condition.
According to them, the wounded were taken to the Combined Military Hospital in Peshawar.
Law enforcement officials have cordoned off the whole area and begun an investigation into the incident.
The incident has not yet been assigned a perpetrator.
When a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden vehicle into a security checkpoint in the Datta Khel Bazar in north Waziristan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, two soldiers were among the four persons he killed.
The incident on Saturday took place in the Afghan bordering province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which was formerly a bastion of the insurgent Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban.
On January 30, a Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself at a Peshawar mosque during the afternoon prayers, killing 101 people and wounding over 200 more.
Mostly in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, but also in Balochistan, the Punjab town of Mianwali, and the Sindh province, the nation has seen a wave of terrorism.
An indefinite truce negotiated with the government in June 2022 was called off by the TTP in November of last year, and its militants were instructed to assault security troops.
Pakistan had anticipated that the Afghan Taliban would cease using its territory against it once they gained control by removing the TTP members, but they seem to have declined to do so at the expense of strained relations with Islamabad.
The TTP, which was formed in 2007 as an umbrella organization for a number of militant groups, broke off a cease-fire with the federal government and instructed its militants to carry out terrorist strikes throughout the nation.
The organization, which is thought to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda, has been held accountable for a number of violent incidents that have killed people around Pakistan, including an attack on the army headquarters in 2009, robberies at military installations, and the 2008 bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.
The brutal Army Public School assault in Peshawar in 2014, which resulted in the deaths of over 130 kids, was likewise masterminded by the TTP.