2 killed in remote-controlled bomb blast in Bajaur: police.

BAJAUR -- Two men were killed in a remote-controlled bomb blast in the Momand area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Bajaur district, police said.

According to Bajaur Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sattar Khan, the blast hit a pickup van, as a result of which its driver died on the spot and a contractor travelling in the vehicle sustained injuries.

The body and injured were taken to District Headquarters Hospital, Bajaur, where the contractor also succumbed to his injuries, the DSP said.

He said incident took place as the victims were carrying sand in the vehicle to a security check post in Bajaur.

The incident has taken place a week after a suicide bomber on a motorbike targeted a convoy in the Chehkan area of KP's Dera Ismail Khan district, leaving at least 22 security personnel injured.

Official sources said that the convoy was en route to Minza area in South Waziristan district when it came under attack. The area was promptly cordoned off following the suicide attack.

Pakistan has seen an uptick in terror activities, especially in KP and Balochistan, after the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended its ceasefire with...

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