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Militants target security forces vehicle

world Updated: Dec 09, 2010 19:13 IST

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Militants targeted a security forces vehicle with a remote-controlled bomb in Pakistan's restive northwest today, injuring four paramilitary personnel, official sources said.

The vehicle of the Levies militia was on its way to Kurram tribal region when militants detonated the explosive device in Saro Khel area of Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province.

The vehicle was destroyed by the explosion and four security personnel were seriously injured, the sources said.

In a separate development, the administration of Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province has banned the entry of Afghan refugees into the area during the Islamic holy month of Muharram.

The month has been marred by sectarian and militant violence in past years and authorities have put in place extensive security arrangements to prevent law and order problems. Hangu is one of the areas declared as "sensitive" for Muharram.