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KURRAM AGENCY: Twin road side blasts in upper Kurram tribal region on Wednesday wounded five civilians, officials told Dawn.com.

Tribesmen travelling on foot were hit by the improvised explosive devices (IED) planted on the roadside in Kurram tribal agency, said an official, adding that three of the people were injured in Spina Shaga area while two were injured in Pewar Tangi area of upper Kurram agency.

The injured, who were shifted to Agency Headquarters Hospital Parachinar, were stated to be stable according to the hospital sources.

Kurram agency, which is close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, is one of the seven regions in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), governed by tribal laws. An extremist insurgency led by the Pakistani Taliban plagues the region while the area is known to be infested with militants, including the al Qaeda, Taliban and several other armed extremist organisations.