An IED blast on Friday struck a restive tribal region of northwest Pakistan, killing three persons and injuring 26 others. The blast occurred in Nawagai tehsil of Chaharmang area and targeted labourers, the political administration officials said. Political authorities told that a vehicle carrying labourers was hit by a roadside IED, killing two labourers and injuring 26 others.
The injured were rushed to the Agency Headquarters Hospital where the condition of some of the injured labourers was stated to be critical. The security forces rushed to the site and have started the search operation. The blast comes as the army is busy in Operation Khyber-4 in Rajgal Valley, which also borders the Pak-Afghan border.