Roadside bombing kills 10 Shia Muslims in Pakistan's Kurram

 

At least ten people have been killed and more than a dozen others have been injured in a roadside bombing that targeted a minivan in a Shia-majority area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal region.

Senior regional official Shahid Ali Khan said on Tuesday that the explosive device planted by militants ripped through the van traveling in Kurram Agency, which borders Afghanistan.

A woman and two children were among the victims. At least 13 people were also wounded in the deadly explosion.

Many of the injured were taken to hospital in the nearby town of Parachinar. The Pakistani military reportedly sent a helicopter to evacuate some of the wounded to the key northwestern city of Peshawar.

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

Taliban militants have been active around Parachinar in the past and targeted Shia Muslims, who have been the subject of numerous attacks.

 

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