17 September, 2017
The victims included a government official.
Ali, along with Levies personnel, was patrolling in Garigal area when his vehicle was targeted with a remote-controlled explosive device, killing him and four Levies personnel on the spot.
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.
All the injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital in the area by rescue teams, said government resources.
Security forces have cordoned off the area and kicked off a search operation in the surrounding areas for the culprits.
Muhammad Khorasani, a spokesman of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives against insurgents along the northwestern border.
The outlawed extremist group and its breakaway factions plot attacks in the border region and elsewhere in Pakistan, saying their violent campaign is aimed at eliminating what they consider to be the current un-Islamic democratic system in the country.