The improvised explosive device (IED) appeared to have been planted along the road to target security forces, a local administration official said.—File Photo

PESHAWAR: At least two security personnel were killed Monday when a bomb exploded in Pakistan’s northwestern Mohmand tribal agency near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, officials said.

The improvised explosive device (IED) blew up near Albo security checkpost area in Khwezai Tehsil, some 40 kilometers west of the agency headquarters Ghalanai, injuring another security personnel.

Ghazi Nawaz, assistant political agent for Khawezai Tehsil, confirmed two security personnel were killed and one injured in the blast.

He said the bomb appeared to be have planted along the road to target security forces near Margano Jalaa  area of Khwaezai tehsil, close to the Pakistan-Afghan border.

Mohmand is one of Pakistan’s seven tribal agencies near the Afghan border which are rife with homegrown insurgents and are said to be strongholds of Taliban and al Qaeda operatives.

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