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Six of a family killed in Kurram Agency landmine blast

KURRAM AGENCY: At least six people were killed when a landmine went off in Kurram Agency on Tuesday, ARY News reported. According to sources in the political administration, six people were killed while another was injured in a landmine blast in remote Guz Ghari village of the tribal region. After being informed of the incident, rescue teams immediately arrived at the spot of the blast and shifted the bodies and the injured to a nearby medical facility. The identities of the victims of the explosion couldn't be…

Four FC personnel martyred in Kurram Agency blast

KURRAM AGENCY: At least four personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were martyred and two others injured when a landmine went off in Kurram Agency on Sunday, ARY News reported. According to officials of the political administration, the blast took place near Kharlachi border crossing with Afghanistan in the Kurram tribal region. They said two personnel died on the spot while two others succumbed to their injuries during treatment in a hospital. After being informed of the blast, the security forces rushed to the site…

Army Chief visits Parachinar to address grievances after terror attacks

PESHAWAR: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited Parachinar, Kurram Agency to express his grief on the loss of lives in recent terror attacks and interact with local tribal elders. The army chief was briefed about the security situation and recent terror incidents. He said that he was abroad and then his visit to Parachinar was postponed due to inclement weather. Meanwhile, Commander Peshawar Corps and Inspector General Frontier Constabulary were directed to be present in Parachinar and take care…

Security forces foil ‘major terror plot’ in Parachinar: ISPR

KURRAM AGENCY: Pakistan Army foiled a major terror plot in the tribal Agency after seizing an explosive-laden vehicle that was possibly to be used in a terror attack, ARY News reported. According to Inter-Services of Public Relations (ISPR) – the media wing of Pakistan Army – the vehicle was to be used as improvised explosive device (IED) at Parachinar city, the chief town of Kurram tribal region, or surrounding areas either against civilians or law enforcement agencies. In a statement, it was said an alert had been…

10 killed as landmine blast hits passenger van in Kurram

KURRAM AGENCY: At least 10 people were killed and over eight injured when a landmine blast hit a passenger van in early hours of Tuesday, ARY News reported. The injured and the bodies were moved to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Kurram. The deceased persons also include two children and a woman. The blast tore through the heavily-loaded pickup truck in the Godar area of Kurram tribal district early in the morning, according to Irfan Ali, a local administration official in the area. The explosion hit a passenger van…

US ‘mother of all bombs’ damaged houses in Kurram Agency

KURRAM AGENCY: The United States dropped the largest non-nuclear device, called ‘mother of all bombs’ in an area in Afghanistan to target militants, but it also left an impact on the other side of border, causing damage to the buildings in Kurram Agency. According to locals of the tribal area, cracks appeared in several buildings as well as worships places in Malana village in the foothills of Speen Ghar, commonly known as White Mountain. The village is a barrier between Nangarhar and the Kurram tribal region. The…

Huge stockpile of weapons seized during Kurram agency operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Security forces on Sunday conducted different intelligence-based operations and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Orakzai and Kurram Agency. According to the Inter Services Public Relations, the raid was conducted in Kalaya, Orakzai Agency and recovered material including rockets, prepared IEDs, explosives, grenades, mortar bombs, different types of weapons and communication equipment. A hideout of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) established in underground tunnels was also…

Three mini hydel power stations to be constructed in Kurram Agency

PESHAWAR: FATA Development Authority has planned to construct three mini-hydel power stations in Kurram Agency. According to sources of FATA Development Authority, the power stations will be constructed in Shalozan, Sadda and Malana areas. The power stations will be constructed at coast of Rs.360 million and will generate 1050 Kilo Watts electricity when completed.

Four mortar shells fired into Kurram Agency from across Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: Four mortar shells were fired on Sunday from across the Pak-Afghan border into Kurram Agency, ARY News reported.  According to the local political administration, two mortar shells stuck the Shingkak area destroying one shop completely, but no loss of life was reported. The other landed near a mosque and a graveyard at Kachkina area. Spokesman for political administration said the missiles were fired from Pakhtika province of Afghanistan. Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three…

Parachinar shuts, mourns Friday’s terrorist attack victims

PARACHINAR: Local markets, trading centers and public places have been closed in Parachinar city, Kurran Agency on Saturday as the city mourns the deaths of car blast that claimed at least 23 lives and injured over 70 people yesterday, ARY News reported. All shops and public places were closed in the aftermath of the blast throughout the city today. Funeral prayers of the blast victims offered amid high security. According to the reports and eye witnesses accounts, an explosive-laden car was parked near Noor Market in…