Pickup truck hits bomb in Pakistan, 5 dead



KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A government official says a pickup truck hit a roadside bomb in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing at least five people.

Adalat Khan says several other people were wounded in the bombing. The incident occurred Thursday in the Chamarkand area of the Bajur tribal region. Khan is a local administrator in the area.

The Pakistani army has carried out several operations in Bajur in an attempt to defeat Pakistani Taliban fighters holed up in the area.