KHAR: One student was killed and three others were injured when a bomb was remotely detonated near their vehicle in the Arang tehsil of Bajaur Agency, political administration officials said on Friday.
The attack took place in Tauhidabad area, where officials of the political administration and security forces conducted a search operation. At least 12 suspects were taken into custody for interrogation, official sources said.
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They added that the vehicle belonged to a government contractor, Nasir, who has already survived two attacks in the past.
A levies official was also killed in a similar attack in January in the Mamond area of the same agency. The official, identified as Dilawar Khan, died in the blast at the sentry post at Loy Mohmand near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
The bomb, planted along the post, was detonated at noon on January 2 using a remote-controlled device.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2017.