AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
ISLAMABAD: Gunmen opened fire on an army camp near Islamabad on Monday, killing seven security personnel and wounding five others, the military said.
The attack happened near the industrial city of Wazirabad, less than 150 kilometres (100 miles) southeast of the capital.
"At least seven security personnel including a police official embraced shahadat (martyrdom) and five others were injured due to firing by unknown assailants near Wazirabad," the military said in a statement.
A rescue party had reportedly camped by a river to look for the body of a pilot missing in a helicopter crash in May, the statement said, and the camp came under attack from "unknown assailants".
Pakistan is battling an Islamist insurgency in its lawless northwest tribal region, but attacks in the area of Monday's incident are unusual.