Pak Taliban claim responsibly for Bajaur blast

Scores of pro-govt elders, tribesmen have been killed in bombings and suicide attacks across northwest Pak over the past 4 years.

Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in the restive Bajaur tribal region that killed six men, including tribal elders who were part of a pro-government militia.

The blast occurred during a meeting of tribal elders in Mamond sub-district yesterday.

The bomb was triggered by remote control. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed responsibility for the attack in phone calls to journalists in northwest Pakistan.

He said the elders were targeted because they had formed an anti-Taliban militia.

Scores of pro-government elders and tribesmen have been killed in bombings and suicide attacks across northwest Pakistan over the past four years.

PTI

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