Roadside Bomb Kills Five Police In Pakistan's Northwest

May 27, 2013

A roadside bomb has exploded close to a passing police patrol in Pakistan's troubled northwest, killing at least five police officers.

Local police said the attack took place on May 27 during a routine patrol in the remote mountainous Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, some 230 kilometers northeast of Peshawar.

A senior police officer was among those killed by the explosion.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Pakistani Taliban militants have frequently targeted security forces in the northwest.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP