JAMRUD: At least six people were killed and three injured when a remote control bomb exploded near a passenger van, in sub-division of Jamrud, Khyber Agency, said officials.
The Assistant Political Agent (APA) Muhammad Jamil told The Express Tribune that the explosion took place in Khakiabad locality. “It was a remote controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which was planted on the road and it exploded when the vehicle drove over it,” said Jamil, while confirming that the casualties.
Eyewitnesses said that the explosion left a crater at the road where the explosion took place. The eyewitnesses, however, said that the number of injured was seven.
An official of the Hayatabad Medical Complex told The Express Tribune that five bodies and seven injured were brought to the hospital.
The officials said that the target of today’s attack was not clear.
The Zakakhel tribe in Jamrud has previously been the target of the militants, many other government-backed private militias in other parts of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have also been a target of various terrorist groups functional in the area.