Bomb blast in NW Pakistan kills five

KHAR, Pakistan - A bomb exploded in a market in Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region on the Afghan border on Saturday, killing five civilians and wounding 10, officials said.
Pakistan has seen a surge in militant violence since al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a US raid in a northern Pakistani town on May 2. Pakistani Taliban militants allied with al-Qaida have vowed to avenge bin Laden's killing.
The latest blast occurred in Salarza area, about 15 km (9 miles) north of region's main town of Khar.