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Bomb hits security vehicle in northwest Pakistan, killing 4 | World News

A roadside bomb struck a vehicle carrying security forces in a former stronghold of native militants in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 4, police stated.

The assault occurred in Bajur, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. The space served as a base for the Pakistani Taliban till a couple of years in the past, when the military stated it cleared the area of insurgents. But the violence has continued there.

There was no fast declare of duty for the newest assault.

Senior police officer Abdul Samad Khan stated two cops and two troopers had been killed in the assault. He stated troops launched a search operation in the area to search out those that orchestrated the assault.

Khan refused to invest on who could possibly be behind the assault.

But suspicion fell of Pakistan’s personal Taliban who’ve been emboldened by the return to energy of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the place 1000’s of Pakistani militants are nonetheless believed to be hiding.

Pakistan and Afghanistan share a 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) internationally acknowledged border generally known as the Durand Line, which was drawn in the nineteenth century when the British dominated South Asia. Kabul has by no means acknowledged the boundary.

Before the Taliban got here to energy in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan typically accused one another of turning a blind eye to militants working alongside the porous frontier.

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