Mine blast kills 8 in Pakistani tribal region

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A roadside bomb explosion in Pakistan’s Kurram tribal region has killed at least eight people and injured six others.

The incident occurred in the Khomta area of Kurram region on Tuesday when a vehicle, which was travelling to the area of Parachinar, hit a landmine planted in the roadside.

The rescue teams immediately arrived at the scene and pulled the victims out of the vehicle and sent them to a hospital near the border with Afghanistan.

Thousands of Pakistanis have lost their lives in bombings and other militant attacks since 2001, when Pakistan entered an alliance with the United States in the so-called war on terror.

Thousands more have been displaced by the wave of violence and militancy sweeping across the country. Pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan have carried out numerous attacks against civilians as well as security forces, and managed to spread their influence in various regions of the country, despite sporadic offensives by the Pakistani army. Militants are extremely active in Pakistan’s tribal regions, which border neighboring Afghanistan.

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