A roadside bomb killed at least three people and wounded 26 others in a Pakistani tribal district near the Afghan border Friday, officials said, AFP reports
The explosion struck a truck carrying civilians, most of them labourers, in a far-flung frontier village in Bajaur tribal district, 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,” Mustafa Khan, a local government official told AFP.
Anwarul Haq, a senior local government official, confirmed the casualties, telling AFP that the injured have been taken to local hospitals.
Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives against insurgents along the northwestern border.
But the remnants of militant groups are still able to carry out periodic bloody attacks, particularly in the northwest.