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Four troops killed in landmine blasts in Pakistan

Four troops killed in landmine blasts in Pakistan”

Four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed and three others injured as in a landmine explosion that took place in Kurram Agency on Sunday, said ISPR.

Captain Hasnain, Sepoy Saeed Baz, Qadir and Juma Gul are among martyrs, while Lance Nike Sher Afzal, Nike Anwar, Sepoy Zahir received injuries. The IED exploded near Afghan border check post hence the border at Kharlachi has been shut down by Pakistan.

After the blasts, security officials reached the site and cordoned off the area.

The incident took place after landmines planted in the area went off as the security forces were busy conducting patrols, the officials added.

According to the political administration of the agency, three security officials died instantly while three were reportedly injured, meanwhile the bodies of the martyred and the injured were taken to a hospital in Parachinar the agency's headquarters.

The border crossing at Kharlachi has been sealed following the blasts.

Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three Afghan provinces and at one point was one of the key routes for militant movement across the border.



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