Roadside bomb kills govt administrator, 4 others in Pakistan's FATA

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif

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.

Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb blast has killed a government administrator and six tribal police officers in a tribal area on the border with Afghanistan.

Muhammad Khorasani, a spokesman of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.

"Five people, Tehsildar [administrative official] Fawad Ali, and his four security guards were killed in the blast", Haq said.

The TTP, mainly active in FATA, is regarded as Pakistan's biggest security threat. Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives.

Pakistani officials allege militants have taken shelter on the other side of the border after fleeing security operations and plot terrorist attacks against Pakistan from their Afghan sanctuaries.

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.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said this week it is "unfair" to blame his country for troubles in Afghanistan, adding that the USA should have greater respect for its efforts to combat militancy.

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