Roadside bomb killed 6 Pakistanis near Pak-Afghan border
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 30-Jan-2018

Islamabad, January 30: At least 6 people have died including 3 women as a car hit a landmine in the tribal region of northwest Pakistan today. It was unclear whether the blast was a landmine or a bomb planted by militants.

A police official has said that the incident took place in Maqbal Mata Sangar area which is the border area of Afghanistan. Cops have started the search operation in the incident area.

It was unclear whether the blast was a landmine or a roadside bomb planted by militants, said local government official Akbar Iftikhar. Security sources stated that the explosives were planted on the corner of a street.

"Three women and three men died on the spot," he said.

One survivor was in a stable condition, said Doctor Mumtaz Hussain at a hospital in Parachinar, the main town in Kurram.

Kurram is one of the seven districts along the Afghan border in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which have long been home to local and foreign militants.

The region has lately been the target of suspected US drone strikes, which mainly took out members of Haqqani militant network that is allied with Afghan Taleban and operates on both sides of the border.