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Two killed, five kids injured in Pakistan blast

IANS 18 Nov 2014, 11:27:03 AM IST
IANS

Islamabad: At least two people, including a child, were killed and five children injured in a roadside blast in the Nasti Kot area of Pakistan's Kurram tribal region Tuesday, a media report said.

According to officials, an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the roadside in the region's Parachinar district, was detonated as a school van passed by, killing the driver and a child, Dawn online reported.

The school van was completely destroyed in the blast.

Emergency and security teams reached the blast site and the injured students were shifted to a hospital for treatment.

The Kurram tribal region, or Kurram agency, which is close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, is one of the seven regions in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and is governed by tribal laws.