Bomb kills six in northwest Pakistan

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

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.

Five security personnel were killed after a remote-controlled bomb went off at a roadside at Pakistan's northwestern tribal region sharing borders with Afghanistan on Sunday.

On August 11, a powerful bomb blast killed at least three people and wounded more than 20 others in the Char Mang district of Bajaur, authorities said.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that he would ask the United States President Donald Trump administration to shun its "militaristic approach" in resolving the Afghanistan issue and that the "talks with the Taliban will bring peace to the war-torn country".

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.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and kicked off a search operation in the surrounding areas for the culprits.

A few hours after the blast, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group, also known as Pakistani Taliban, released a statement, claiming responsibility for the attack. Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives.

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