Seven injured in IED explosion in Bajaur

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KHAR: At least seven people were injured when a remote controlled bomb exploded on the roadside near a vehicle carrying passengers in Dabar area of Bajaur Agency.

An official of the political administration said the explosion took place in the border area of Mamond. The injured were shifted to a hospital in Khar tehsil, he added.

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Pakistani Taliban, and its splinter factions, have regularly targeted security forces in the northwest.

 

On other hand, fourteen suspects were arrested during search operation in different areas of Charsadda, state media reported.Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.

Earlier in January, a Levies Force man was killed after a remote-controlled IED exploded in Mamond area. The Levies official, identified as Dilawar Khan, died in the blast at the sentry post at Loy Mamond near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Bajaur Agency has witnessed violence since long time but after anti-terrorism operations in region, security situation is improved, however, low intensity terror attacks still taking place.

Pakistan has been battling militants in its semi-autonomous tribal belt since 2004, after its army entered the region to search for Al Qaeda fighters who had fled across the border following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

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