KHAR, 17 September: A political tehsildar and four Levies personnel lost their lives when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bajaur Agency on Sunday.

Security sources said the vehicle of Mamond Tehsildar Fawad Ali Shah hit an IED in Garigal area due to which he and four other Levies personnel lost their lives on the spot and several others were injured. The injured personnel were taken to hospital for treatment.

The security forces cordoned off the entire area after the incident and launched a search operation.