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Five security personnel killed in blast near Afghanistan border

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Melinda Barton | 17 September, 2017, 18:08

At least seven people were killed today in a remote-controlled explosion in Pakistan's Bajaur Agency, police said.

The outlawed extremist group and its breakaway factions plot attacks in the border region and elsewhere in Pakistan, saying their violent campaign is aimed at eliminating what they consider to be the current un-Islamic democratic system in the country.

A Pakistani officials told the media that the incident occurred in Bajaur Agency's Loye Mamond area.

Local security officials confirmed the attack and casualties.

The explosive device, which was detonated by a remote control, hit the vehicle transporting the victims and wounded another official.

Back in June 2014, the army launched a full-scale offensive in mountainous North Waziristan, part of which constitutes FATA, aimed at wiping out militant bases in the highly volatile tribal region.

He said a four-country group including Pakistan, China, the USA and Afghanistan could be expanded to include other countries with influence over the Taliban.

Both Pakistan and Afghanistan accuse each other of providing safe havens to militant groups.

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal in Islamabad, the foreign minister observed that the United States's "militaristic approach" represented a failed policy in the war-torn country.