Pakistan suspends NATO supply route over security
Reported security incidents
#1: update A truck packed with explosives blew up in a crowded market in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people, as security concerns led officials to close temporarily a supply route to NATO troops in Afghanistan. The blast in Salarzai town in the Bajur tribal area near the Afghan border also wounded nearly two dozen people, some of them critically, and damaged several vehicles and shops, said Jehangir Azam, a local government administrator.
#2: A Buffalo soldier is recovering in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., from serious wounds he suffered in Afghanistan last week when his Humvee was blown up. Spec. Stephen Wagner was riding in the back seat of the Humvee at about 2 a.m. July 18 when it was struck by an improvised explosive device.
#3: At least three people were killed and four others got injured on Thursday night when a bomb blast hit Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Khyber Agency, local media reported. According to the reports, the blast took place in the center of a banned militant organization Lashkar-e-Islam in the Akka Khel area of Khyber Agency, Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The improvised explosive device (IED) was fixed near a mosque and was triggered by a remote-controlled device when people were coming out of the mosque after offering prayer. In the result of the explosion three people were killed on the spot while four others got injured and were shifted to the nearby hospital.