BAJAUR AGENCY - Two pro-government tribal elders among three people were killed and two others injured when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in Utmankhail Tehsil of Bajaur Agency yesterday.z

Officials said the incident took place at around 08 am in the mountainous area of Arang in Utmankhail tehsil of Bajaur Agency. They said tribal elders Malik Dawa Khan and Malik Gul Kareem Khan along with other relatives were on their way to Khar when unidentified people targeted their vehicle with a remote-controlled bomb. The officials said that tribal elders Dawa Khan and Gul Kareem died on the spot and three others including two boys sustained injuries. One of the injured, Ihtisham Khan, succumbed to his wounds later.

They added that vehicle was also completely destroyed in explosion. Following the incident, officials of the local administration accompanied by Levies personnel reached the blast site and cordoned off the area. The local administration started search to arrest the culprits.