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Explosion kills five in Khyber

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The image shows the site of a bomb blast in the Khyber tribal region. — File photo

LANDI KOTAL: Five militants, including a key commander, were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the northwestern tribal region of Khyber on Monday, DawnNews reported.

A locally manufactured bomb was used in the blast that took place in the Bara area of Khyber, government sources told DawnNews.

Also in Bara, a mortar shell fell on a house, injuring six people.

Khyber is among Pakistan’s seven tribal districts near the Afghan border which are rife with homegrown insurgents and are alleged to be strongholds of Taliban and al Qaeda operatives.

Militants have killed more than 4,800 people across Pakistan since July 2007.

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