10 killed as landmine blast hits passenger van in Kurram

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KURRAM AGENCY: At least 10 people were killed and over eight injured when a landmine blast hit a passenger van in early hours of Tuesday, ARY News reported.

The injured and the bodies were moved to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Kurram. The deceased persons also include two children and a woman.

The blast tore through the heavily-loaded pickup truck in the Godar area of Kurram tribal district early in the morning, according to Irfan Ali, a local administration official in the area.

The explosion hit a passenger van that was en route to Sadda from Gudar. It is learnt that the blast was remote-controlled.

There were conflicting reports about casualties in the incident, as sources in the hospital staff said the death toll could be around a dozen, while district administration kept the toll at six.

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