Six security men killed in bomb blast in Pakistan

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The deadly explosion occurred in the town of Mamond, some 25 kilometers from Khar, the major town of Bajaur, one of the seven tribal areas in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), on Sunday.

A local government official and five police personnel have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Pakistan's volatile northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

Officials said the administrator of the Mamoond sub-district, Fawad Ali, was being driven to a border village to attend a traditional assembly of tribal elders when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

The outfit in a statement said "It wanted to eliminate the black infidel democratic system in Pakistan and impose Islamic justice system". It said it had planted the bomb "to target security personnel".

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Pakistan army claims to have killed over 5,000 suspected militants in ongoing military operations since 2014, whereas more than 700 troops have also lost their lives in clashes, and landmine blasts during this period.

Asif also said that Pakistan would reproach the US for its new Afghanistan policy at the United Nations General Assembly next week, saying "the Trump administration is following a militaristic approach and that policy has already failed".

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal in Islamabad, the foreign minister observed that the United States's "militaristic approach" represented a failed policy in the war-torn country.

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