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Six security men killed in bomb blast in Pakistan

The Tehreek-e-Taliban claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying it wanted ‘to eliminate the black infidel democratic system in Pakistan’ and impose Islamic justice system.

world Updated: Sep 17, 2017 16:54 IST
Press Trust of India, Peshawar
Pakistani firefighters use hoses to try to extinguish burning vehicles after a blast in Quetta on August 12 this year. Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives. But several militant groups are still active in the country, particularly in the northwest.
Pakistani firefighters use hoses to try to extinguish burning vehicles after a blast in Quetta on August 12 this year. Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives. But several militant groups are still active in the country, particularly in the northwest. (Representational/ AFP File Photo)

A roadside bomb today killed six security personnel in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan, authorities said.

The incident occurred in Tangi area of Tehsil Mamond in Bajaur agency.

A senior official died in the blast along with five others. The driver was injured in the blast, the political administration said.

The levy personnel was on routine patrolling of the area when the militants detonated an improvised explosive device through remote control as their vehicle reached the spot, it said.

The security forces cordoned off the entire area and started search operation to nab the culprits, it added.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying it wanted “to eliminate the black infidel democratic system in Pakistan” and impose Islamic justice system.

Bajaur Agency has seen intense fighting between militants and security forces in the past. Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives. But several militant groups are still active in the country, particularly in the northwest.