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Bomb kills two government allies in tribal region

September 14, 2013 - Updated 1632 PKT
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KHAR: A bomb explosion Saturday killed two members of a pro-government militia and wounded four others during an archaeological dig in a tribal district on the Afghanistan border, officials said.


The incident took place in the mountainous area of Darra, 30 kilometres (18 miles) northeast of Khar, the main town of Bajaur tribal district, one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal regions.


"About a dozen members of the local peace committee were digging at an excavation site when a remote controlled bomb went off, killing two members and wounding four others," senior local administration official Sardar Yousuf said.


The group were digging in the area to look for antiquities. Another local administration official Asad Sarwar also confirmed the incident and casualties.


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