Roadside bomb kills at least 10 people in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 25, AZERTAC

A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others on Tuesday in Pakistan's remote northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official in the region said, according to The Times of India.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Shahid Ali Khan, a senior regional Pakistani official, told Reuters militants planted a roadside bomb in the Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

"When the passengers were coming, they detonated the remote-controlled bomb," said Khan, who is the assistant political agent for Kurram Agency in FATA, which borders Afghanistan.

Several wounded people were taken to hospital in the nearby town of Parachinar, Khan said. The military has sent a helicopter to evacuate the wounded to the city of Peshawar.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's office said the premier had "directed relevant authorities to extend maximum support for treatment of the injured".

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