Blast kills 5 in NW Pakistan tribal area
At least five people were killed in a remote-controlled bomb blast in northwest Pakistan's tribal area Friday, local TV channel reported, Xinhua reported.
A roadside bomb planted in tehsil Salarzai of Bajaur Agency was exploded when a car passed by the area, killing five people, the private channel GEO News reported.
A tribal chief Sardar Malik Gul Shali was among the deceased. The car has been completely destroyed in the blast, the channel said.
Security forces have cordoned off the area. Political administration has confirmed the killing of five people.
Meanwhile, police foiled a bid to blow up main supply line of electricity near eastern city of Kala Shah Baku as bomb disposal squad defused 41 bombs tied with electric pylons.
According to reports, 17 bombs were planted at a power pole of main power supply line near Kala Shah Kaku. A local landlord informed the police about the bombs on Thursday night. Police sources said defusing the bombs has saved main supply line.
Later, police discovered 24 more bombs planted with the poles. Bomb disposal squad said the bombs were Russian made and the investigations is underway.