A bomb attack on a bus carrying workers building a military post in northwestern Pakistanon the border with Afghanistankilled at least 11 people, local authorities announced Sunday.
The workers, who they were building a new post for the pakistani army, They were killed on Saturday night by an improvised explosive device attached to their vehicle, Rehman Gul Khattak, a senior North Waziristan official, said in a statement.
Amir Muhammad Khan, a senior police officer in the region, confirmed to AFP the bomb blast and the number of victims.
“It is heartbreaking to learn of the terrorist attack in North Waziristan that has claimed the lives of eleven innocent workers. We strongly condemn this senseless act of violence and express our solidarity with the families affected,” said the Acting Prime Minister, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, on X (formerly Twitter).
North Waziristan is one of the former semi-autonomous tribal areas in the northwest of the country where the Pakistani army carried out numerous operations against insurgents linked to the Al Qaeda network and the Taliban, following the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by the United States and its allies from NATO.