Peshawar, Jun 2 (AP) A Pakistani official says gunmen have shot and killed one of his staff and wounded three security guards in the restive tribal region along the Afghan border.Also Read - Blast Hits Mosque in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, 12 Injured: Report

Mohammad Ayaz Khan, the top administrator in North Waziristan, says Hamidullah Khan’s vehicle was ambushed in a mountainous area late Friday night, and that a fourth guard is missing. The two are not related. Also Read - Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai Ties Knot In Private Ceremony, Calls It ‘Precious Day’ Of Life

Hizbul Ahrar, an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack. Also Read - Afghan Baby Handed to US Troops Over Kabul Airport Fence Still Missing: Reports

A number of tribal officials have been assassinated in recent months as residents return to the area following a yearslong military offensive aimed at rooting out extremist groups. (AP) UZM UZM

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.