Bomb attack kills four people in northwest Pakistan

Peshawar, Oct 25(ANI): At least four people were killed in a powerful roadside bomb explosion in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, according to police.

The remote-controlled device exploded as a car passed through a remote village in the district of Lower Dir near the Afghan border, the BBC quoted officials, as saying.

The bomb ripped through the vehicle, killing four people and wounding two others.

Lower Dir borders the Swat valley, from where the Pakistan Army ousted Taliban militants in 2009.

The area has seen many militant attacks in the past, including a suicide bomb attack on the funeral of a tribal elder last month, in which at least 20 people were killed.

Taliban fighters chased out of Swat and Dir regions of Pakistan are reported to have set up bases in Afghanistan, just across the border from Dir. (ANI)