Explosion claims lives of three in northwest Pakistan



At least three people have been killed and over two dozen others injured in a roadside bomb explosion in a tribal district in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border.

Officials said the bomb hit a truck transporting civilians, most of them laborers, in a far-flung frontier village in Bajaur, one of the country’s seven semi-autonomous tribal regions, on Friday.

"At least three people have been killed and 26 wounded, the roadside bomb exploded when the truck passed by," said Mustafa Khan, a local government official.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the fatal bomb attack.

Pakistani troops have for over a decade been battling militants in the semi-autonomous tribal area near the Afghan border to curb insurgencies by the Takfiri terrorist groups of Taliban and al-Qaeda.


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