KHAR: Two suspected militants were killed on Monday when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) they were planting on Dherakai-Pashat road in Salarazai tehsil of the Bajaur tribal region went off.

Officials of the Bajaur administration said two bodies mutilated beyond recognition were found at the scene of the incident.

They claimed that the deceased were involved in several cases of planting the IEDs on Dherakai-Pashat road to target security forces and pro-government tribal elders associated with peace committees.

The bomb, they said, went off, killing the suspects on the spot.

The political administration and security personnel cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. However, there was no report of any arrest.

Published in Dawn, July 12th, 2016