Peshawar, Sep 17 (PTI) A roadside IED blast targeting a vehicle of security officials in Pakistan’s restive tribal region today left at least five persons, including four levy personnel, dead, authorities said.

The incident occurred in Tangi area of Tehsil Mamond in Bajaur agency bordering Afghanistan.

A senior official died in the blast along with four other personnel. The driver was injured in the blast, the political administration said.

The levy personnel was on routine patrolling of the area when the militants detonated the IED through remote control device as their vehicle reached the spot, it said.

The security forces cordoned off the entire area and started search operation to nab the culprits, it added.

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