Landmine explosions kill five in north-west Pakistan

Other News Materials 10 July 2008 09:42 (UTC +04:00)

At least five people were killed on Thursday in two landmine explosions in Pakistan's restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

Three died when a pickup truck carrying vegetables and passengers hit a landmine in the Araoli area of Kurram Agency. "Five people were also injured in the blast," area security chief Ataur Rehman told dpa .

A few kilometres from the scene, another landmine exploded under a tractor in the Kach area of the district, leaving two more people dead and two injured.

Kurram Agency is currently seeing armed clashes between rival Sunni and Shia Muslim groups. More than 100 people have died in the fighting that has continued for the last six weeks.