PESHAWAR- An official of the tribal Khasadar force was killed in a road side blast in Qayyumabad area of Mohmand tribal region's Safi tehsil, whereas 11 suspects were taken into custody by security persons in a subsequent search operation. Official sources say that the Khasadar person was deputed in Mohmand Agency's Qayyumabad area and was fatally injured in an explosion caused by a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED). Security and rescue teams reached the blast site and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway. Moreover, security personnel arrested 11 suspicious persons during a subsequent search operation launched in the area. Mohmand is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal regions near the Afghan border, which are widespread with militant activity and said to be strongholds of Taliban and al Qaeda operatives.