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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…

Man killed in landmine blast in Balochistan’s Kohlu district

KOHLU: A man was killed while another wounded in a landmine blast in Balochistan’s Kohlu district on Sunday, ARY News reported. Security sources said a landmine exploded in Chappi Kach area of Kahan tehsil when a motorcycle ran over it. As a result, a motorcycle rider died on the spot while another sustained injuries, they added. Security officials said the dead body and injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital where the injured is said to be out of danger. Following the incident, a contingent of security…

Bangladesh treats thousands of Rohingya refugees for bullet, machete, landmine wounds

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH: Bangladesh said on Thursday it had treated more than 2,350 Rohingya refugees for serious injuries sustained during ethnic violence in Myanmar, including bullet and machete wounds and trauma from landmines. About 422,000 refugees from the stateless Muslim minority have fled Myanmar's westernmost Rakhine State since August 25, overwhelming camps along the border ill-prepared for an influx of desperate civilians. Aid efforts are being stepped up, with a Boeing jumbo jet laden with 100 tonnes of…

Three FC men killed in South Waziristan landmine blast

WANA: Three Frontier Corps (FC) men were killed in a landmine explosion in Wana district of South Waziristan tribal region on Monday, ARY News reported. According to details, the landmine explosion took place at Zar Milan area of Wana district which claimed the lives of three security men of the paramilitary force. Security forces surrounded the area following the blast whereas the rescue teams shifted the dead bodies to a hospital. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed his grief and…

Landmine blast leaves one dead in Dera Murad Jamali

DERA MURAD JAMALI: A man was killed in a landmine explosion in Dera Murad Jamali district of Balochistan on Saturday, ARY News reported. According to Police, an unidentified man was killed and another injured in a landmine blast in Chhattar area of Dera Murad Jamali. The injured man was shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Balochistan is hit by a series of terrorist incidents committed by religious radicals and separatist insurgents. The government forces fighting to rid the province from the…

Landmine casualties increased sharply worldwide last year: monitor

WASHINGTON: The number of casualties from landmines and similar explosive devices soared to a 10-year-high last year as armed conflicts raged across the world, a report found Tuesday. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) blamed the sharp increase on wars in Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, but also noted that a greater availability of casualty data had pushed numbers higher. According to this year's Landmine Monitor, an annual report by the ICBL, the number of people killed and wounded by mines,…

Sibi blast leaves teenager dead

SIBI: A 15-year old boy was killed in a landmine explosion in Sibi district of Balochistan, citing law enforcement sources, ARY News reported on Friday. According to Levies, an landmine exploded in Lehri town of Sibi district resulting in death of a 15-year old boy Nabeel. The explosive device was planted at the corner of a street. Nabeel had left his house to fetch water from a pond for his house. But never returned to home as he was killed in the blast on the spot. Levies personnel and rescue teams reached the…