Roadside bomb explosion leaves six dead in northwest Pakistan

 

A roadside bomb has claimed lives of at least six people and injured eight others in an area of the troubled northwestern Pakistan, officials say. 

Local officials said on Tuesday that the blast took place in Mir Ali town of North Waziristan, the country’s restive northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan. The bomb was planted in a parked motorcycle. 

"The casualties came from a bomb planted in a motorcycle parked on a roadside in Khadi market of Mir Ali town," media outlets quoted Kamran Khan Afridi, a senior administration official in the area as saying.

"The blast targeted two vehicles passing along the road. Six people who died and eight who were injured are believed to be the vehicles' passengers," he added

Mir Ali town and neighboring Miranshah, North Waziristan's capital, have long been home to Taliban militants operating across the troubled region.

 

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