Jan 15, 2014, 2:29 PM
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Explosion kills two peace committee volunteers in NW Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 15, IRNA – A roadside remote-controlled bomb blast in Pakistan's north western Khyber tribal region on Wednesday killed two volunteers of the Peace Committee, local media reported.

Unknown militants installed a remote-controlled bomb at a roadside in Khyber's Zakakhel area near a barricaded post of Peace Committee. The bomb went off with a loud explosion. Subsequently, two Peace Committee volunteers were killed.

Following the explosion, security personnel cordoned off the area and a probe into the incident went underway.

Earlier last week, nine people, including three children, were killed and several others wounded when a blast rocked the house of a tribal elder in the northwestern Khyber tribal region.

Khyber is part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt on the Afghan border. The Taliban and other Al Qaeda-linked groups, who stage attacks in both countries, are known to have strongholds in the zone.