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Pakistani paramilitary troops stand guard near a venue of a sit-in protest by a religious radical party in Islamabad, Pakistan this week.                                                                        --Photo AP

Five killed, three injured in blast in northwestern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Xinhua) -- At least five people were killed and three others injured when a blast went off in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal area of South Waziristan on Thursday, local reports said.
The explosion hit a vehicle carrying tribal elders in Arokai area of South Waziristan, a tribal area located along Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
The elders were members of a local pro-government peace militia and were heading for a meeting, Aaj News said.
Unknown militants blew up roadside planted explosives with a remote control and fled the scene, the report added.
The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.
No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The area was cordoned off by security forces for investigation.



(Latest Update
December 2,
2017)


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