KHYBER: A roadside remote-controlled bomb blast in Khyber Wednesday killed two volunteers of the Amn Committee, DawnNews reported.

Unknown militants installed a remote-controlled bomb at a roadside in Khyber's Zakakhel area near a barricaded post of Amn Committee. The bomb went off with a loud explosion. Subsequently, two Amn Committee volunteers were killed.

Following the explosion, security personnel cordoned off the area and a probe into the incident went underway.

Earlier last week, nine people, including three children, were killed and several others wounded when a blast rocked the house of a tribal elder in the northwestern Khyber tribal region.

Khyber is part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt on the Afghan border. The Taliban and other Al Qaeda-linked groups, who stage attacks in both countries, are known to have strongholds in the zone.

Three FC personnel injured in Hangu explosion

A landmine struck a security forces' vehicle Wednesday, leaving three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel severely injured.

According to sources, a convoy of FC personnel was travelling from Central Kurram to Tull region when it struck a landmine in the Tora Wari area. Subsequently, three FC personnel sustained injuries.

The injured persons were shifted to Combined Military Hospital.

Following the explosion, security personnel cordoned off the area and a search operation went underway. Sources said 10 suspects were detained.

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