A roadside bomb exploded in a tribal area on the Afghan border on November 13, killing two police officers, officials said.
Abdus Samad Khan, the police chief in the Bajur district, said the two officers were on a security mission near Raghan Dam when unknown assailants detonated a distant bomb, killing both of them. He said an investigation was under way to determine the cause of the bombing.
No one has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the northwest side of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Bajur served as a sanctuary for the Tehreek-e-Taliban terrorist group Pakistan – Pakistani Taliban – until the region was cleared of terrorists in recent years. The TTP group has carried out terrorist attacks in the past but the group is negotiating peace with the government. A one-month firefight was announced on November 9th.