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Bomb Kills Local Official, Two Others In South Waziristan

Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb on June 1 killed a local government official and two others in one of the country’s restive tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Security officials say the bomb was detonated by remote control while a vehicle transporting local official Farooq Wazir was passing by in the Raghzai area of South Waziristan.

Wazir and two others were killed by the blast.

Pakistan’s Army announced in June 2014 that it had launched a major ground and air offensive against the strongholds of Pakistani Taliban and foreign militants in the neighboring North Waziristan tribal area.

Pakistani authorities are now vowing to intensify their operations by expanding their offensive into other tribal regions near the border with Afghanistan, as well as in other parts of Pakistan.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and Dawn