Another 26 people injured after bomb detonates near truck carrying civilians
A roadside bomb killed at least three people and wounded 26 others in Bajaur Agency near the Afghan border on Friday, officials said.
The explosion struck a truck carrying civilians, most of them laborers, in a far-flung frontier village in Bajaur, one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal regions.
“At least three people have been killed and 26 wounded, the roadside bomb exploded when the truck passed by,” said Mustafa Khan, a local government official.
Anwarul Haq, a senior local government official, confirmed the casualties, telling AFP that the injured have been taken to local hospitals.
No militant group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban militants have carried out several bomb attacks against security forces and pro-government tribal elders in the area in the past.