KURRAM AGENCY – In a tragic turn of events, at least ten people, including six children, were killed while another thirteen were left injured as an improvised explosive device exploded in Godar area of the Kurram agency, Tuesday morning.
According to the political administration of the area, an improvised explosive device (IED) buried on the roadside was hit by a van that was heading to Sadda from Godar.
The injured were shifted to Sadda hospital and security forces have launched a search operation in the area.
According to a statement by Intra Services Public relations, a special helicopter was deployed for relief operation.
Prime minister Nawaz Sharif and interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan condemned the tragic blast and instructed authorities to provide best medical facilities to the injured.
Kurram Agency has been a constant target of militants and terrorists apparently due to easy escape routes and geographical hindrances. Even in the current year, the area has been prone to subversive activities.
As many as 24 people were killed due to a blast outside an imam bar gah whereas another incident of the same nature left a man injured during the last month.