Srinagar: A passenger van hit a landmine in Pakistan’s Godar area of Kurram Agency on Tuesday, killing 10 passengers, which included children, and injuring eight others, among them two census workers, DawnNews reported.
The vehicle was on its way from Godar to Sadda, Parachinar when it hit a mine, injuring two census workers on board, the report said.
As per the report the Pak army dispatched an MI-17 helicopter to Parachinar to assist in transferring the injured victims of the blast to CMH Peshawar.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Shahid Ali Khan, assistant political agent for Kurram Agency, told Reuters militants planted a roadside bomb in the Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
“Among them is a baby and another nine-year-old child. Two women were also killed,” Doctor Mujahid Khan, a senior health official in the district told AFP.