Three killed in Pakistan bombing (Lead)

July 27th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) At least three people were killed and four injured Thursday night in a bomb blast near a centre of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Islam in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region, Xinhua reported.

The blast took place in Akka Khel area of Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the border with Afghanistan.

The bomb was fixed near a mosque and was triggered by a remote-controlled device when people were coming out after offering prayers.

A local official told Dawn News that all the killed and injured were loyalists of the banned outfit.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Akka Khel is a restive area where rivals Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Islam and other militant groups have been fighting against each other to gain control of the region, a key route for NATO supplies to Afghanistan.

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