Bomb blast kills ten in Kurram

A roadside bomb killed 10 people and wounded four in Kurram tribal region on the Afghan border on Thursday, a government official told Reuters.

The explosion happened in Palaseen village, about 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Parachinar.

“It was a remote-controlled bomb, which was detonated as soon as a passenger van got there,” said Hamid Khan, deputy administrator of the region. Those killed were all civilians.

About 150 people have been killed in the renewed violence in the last week.