7 killed in remote-controlled explosion in Bajaur Agency

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Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Mohammad Khurassani said the militants planted an improvised explosive device "to target security personnel" in the Bajaur Agency area that is part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The blast occurred in remote Bajur agency tribal region, one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal areas in Pakistan, targeting a top tribal administration official's vehicle, Bajaur Agency Assistant Administrator Aanwar-ul-Haq told Anadolu Agency.

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A senior official died in the blast along with five others.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that he would ask the United States President Donald Trump administration to shun its "militaristic approach" in resolving the Afghanistan issue and that the "talks with the Taliban will bring peace to the war-torn country".

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Pakistani Army have launched a massive search operation in the area to nab the blast executors and have cordoned the area.

The outfit in a statement said "It wanted to eliminate the black infidel democratic system in Pakistan and impose Islamic justice system".

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Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives against insurgents along the northwestern border. Pakistani troops have for over a decade been battling militants in the region to curb insurgencies by the Takfiri terrorist groups of Taliban and al-Qaeda.

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