A powerful roadside bomb ripped through a car in Pakistanâ€™s northwest on Tuesday killing at least four people, police said.
The blast badly damaged the car in a remote village in the northwest district of Lower Dir, where militancy has taken its roots.
â€œIt was a remote control IED (improvised-explosive device) which exploded when the vehicle passed. Four people have been killed and two others were wounded,â€ Salim Khan Marwat, police chief of the area, told AFP by phone.
â€œOne of the dead was a 12-year-old boy. The car was attacked in Samar Bagh area, 60 kilometres northwest of Timergarah, the headquarters of Lower Dir district,â€ he said.