This photo shows an earlier landmine blast in Dera Bugti, Balochistan. - File Photo

QUETTA: Two women were killed and three others critically injured in a landmine blast in Balochistan province’s Dera Bugti district, DawnNews reported on Thursday.

The five women were travelling on foot when the landmine exploded.

The two women died on spot, whereas, the three injured women were shifted to Sui Hospital where they were reported to be in a critical condition.

Dera Bugti area is a hotspot for an ethnic Baloch-led insurgency that wants the impoverished province to have more autonomy and a greater share of the money derived from its natural resources.

Hundreds of people have died in violence ripping through the province since the insurgency flared in late 2004.

The region has also been hit by attacks blamed on Taliban militants.

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