Five people, including a government administrator, were killed when a remote-controlled bomb went off at a roadside in Bajaur Agency's Loye Mamond area in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) bordering Afghanistan on Sunday.
Local Tehsildar Fawad Ali and four Levies personnel lost their lives in the blast, said the political administration.The blast took place in the town of Mamoon, some 25 kilometres from Khar, the main town of Bajaur.
Ali, along with Levies personnel, was patrolling in Garigal area when his vehicle was targeted with a remote-controlled explosive device, killing him and four Levies personnel on the spot. All the bodies were shifted to the agency headquarters hospital.
The security forces have cordoned off the blast site and a search operation is being conducted.
Bajaur is one of the seven tribal agencies that makes up Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas along its volatile border with Afghanistan, where Army is battling Taliban.
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