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Roadside bomb kills tribal officials in Pakistan

Roadside bomb kills tribal officials in Pakistan
From Al Jazeera - September 17, 2017

A Pakistani official says a roadside bomb has killed a senior tribal government administrator and four tribal police near the Afghan border.

Fawad Ali, the assistant administrator, was traveling with police to attend a meeting when their vehicle was struck by the devicein the town of Mamoond, some 25km from Khar, the main town of Bajauron Sunday.

Anwarul Haq, another tribal official, says the device was detonated remotely, and that a search for the perpetrators is under way.

Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder, reporting from Lahore, said the police believe the attack was aimed to target the official.

"The official along with his five police guards were hit by the explosion that happened along close to the Afghan border," he said.

"Pakistan is blaming some of the Pakistan banned groups based across Afghanistan for carrying out these deadly attacks."

ThePakistaniTaliban, also known asTehreeke-Taliban (TTP),claimedresponsibility for the attack.

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