KHAR: Two bomb attacks killed at least five people in Pakistan's lawless tribal badlands on the Afghan border Thursday, officials said.
The first attack killed two pro-government tribal elders in Chamarkand village, 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of Khar, the main town of in Bajaur district at around 8.30am (0330 GMT), local government official Tariq Khan told AFP.
The second bomb exploded 10 minutes later after security forces arrived and began a search operation to find the culprits, Khan said.
"Two paramilitary soldiers and one tribal policeman were killed in the second bomb blast," he said.
Another government official, Adalat Khan, confirmed the bombings and casualties. (AFP)