2017-09-18

Roadside bomb kills 6 in Bajaur Agency

AFP

KHAR -- A roadside bomb killed a local government official and five policemen on Sunday (September 17) in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

The blast took place in Mamoond, 25km from Khar, the main town of Bajaur, one of the country's seven semi-autonomous tribal districts, where the army has been battling Taliban militants.

"A local government officer and five tribal police were killed when an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside exploded when their vehicle passed," senior local government official Anwarul Haq told AFP.

Local security officials confirmed the casualties.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility.

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