2017-04-25

Kurram roadside bomb kills at least 9

AFP

KURRAM AGENCY -- At least nine people, including women and children, were killed when a passenger vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Pakistan's northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan Tuesday (April 25), officials said.

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.

Hospital officials said that the dead included an infant.

"Among them is a baby and another nine-year-old child. Two women were also killed," Dr. Mujahid Khan, a senior health official in the district, told AFP.

No group immediately claimed responsibility.

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