14 killed as landmine blast hits van in Kurram

Posted April 26, 2017

At least 10 people, including six children and two women, were killed on Tuesday in a blast in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region.

At least five people were killed and 11 others injured when a passenger van hit a landmine in Pakistan's Kurram Agency on Tuesday.

Fourteen people, including four women and two children, were killed in the blast, officials said.

Tariq Hassan, a top official in the Kurram tribal area, said the van was heading to Sadah from Godar when it ran over the bomb.

A spokesman for Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, saying the explosive device had been meant to target Shia Muslims.

The injured and the bodies were moved to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Kurram.

A special military MI-17 helicopter has been sent to Parachinar to bring the injured to Peshawar for treatment, the ISPR said.

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Hospital officials said that the dead included an infant.

For over a decade, Pakistan has been fighting Islamic militants who have killed tens of thousands of people.

Census workers have been the target of many attacks since the national enumeration exercise kicked off on March 15.

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 Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for both of those attacks.

The area has seen a series of attacks, including a auto bomb blast in March that left 24 people dead.