LANDI KOTAL At least seven FC personnel died when a roadside bomb planted by unknown miscreants hit their vehicle here in tehsil Bara on Saturday. According to Frontier Corps (FC) spokesman, the deceased were going to fetch potable water but when they reached Torghar area of Tirah Valley, a roadside explosive device went off. As a result, seven security personnel died on the spot and their vehicle was also damaged completely, he added. After the blast, the security forces rushed to the spot, cordoned off the area and shifted the bodies to the FC base. The security measures were also beefed up in the area, however no arrest was made till filing of this report. So far no group has claimed the responsibility for the blast. Agencies add: The bomb killed seven soldiers and wounded 11 others, officials said. Seven paramilitary soldiers were killed and 11 were wounded in the remote-control bomb attack, Shafirullah Khan, the top administrative official in Khyber Agency, told AFP by telephone. The Frontier Corps later issued a statement confirming that seven of its members had 'embraced martyrdom. It gave their names and said they died in an improvised explosive device blast. Military and security officials in nearby Peshawar said two vehicles carrying rations for troops were destroyed in the explosion, which occurred about 15 kilometres west of Peshawar. Officials blamed local militants for the attack on the soldiers. They were not specific but Lashkar-e-Islam is the main militant group fighting in that area. The group has ties to the Taliban headquartered further south in South Waziristan, where government forces on October 17 began a separate major offensive aimed at rooting out 'terrorists. The vehicle was completely destroyed and seven of our soldiers were killed, a Frontier Corps spokesman said. Numerous previous offensives in the tribal belt have had limited success, costing the lives of 2,000 troops and ending generally with peace agreements.