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Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region

Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region
From Reuters - September 17, 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The militant Pakistani Taliban group said it carried out an attack on Sunday that killed five people in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Mohammad Khurassani said the militants planted an improvised explosive device to target security personnel in the Bajaur Agency area that is part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The blast struck a vehicle in the Mamund area of Bajaur, killing four security personnel and an official from the civilian administration, local government sources said.

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