Five security personnel were killed after a remote-controlled bomb went off at a roadside at Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region sharing borders with Afghanistan on Sunday.
A Pakistani officials told the media that the incident occurred in Bajaur Agency's Loye Mamond area.
He added that the blast place in the town of Mamoond, around 25 kilometres from Khar — one of the country's seven semi-autonomous tribal districts where the army has been battling Taliban.
The official further added that five Levies personnel were patrolling in Garigal area when the vehicle was targeted with a remote-controlled explosive device. All five personnel sitting in the vehicle were killed in the incident site.
One of the five killed in the bomb blast has been identified as the local Tehsildar Fawad Ali.
Pakistani Army have launched a massive search operation in the area to nab the blast executors and have cordoned the area.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the explosion. The outfit in a statement said “It wanted to eliminate the black infidel democratic system in Pakistan and impose Islamic justice system.”