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A blast victim is being carried away for treatment in this file photo. — Dawn File Photo

PARACHINAR: One person was killed and eight others were injured on Sunday when a blast struck a passenger coach in Khwar Killay area near Sadda town in Lower Kurram tribal region.

A passenger coach, carrying around two dozen passengers, was traveling from Peshawar to Parachinar when it was struck by a remotely detonated improvised explosive device (IED).

The condition of many injured was reported as critical.

Political admin officials of the area while talking to confirmed that one person was killed and eight others were injured in the blast, adding that the victims were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Rescue and security teams reached the site of explosion.

Security forces cordoned off the area as investigations into the incident went underway.

A blast targeting a security forces vehicle on Shabqadar-Machani road near Qila Shah Baig area in Charsadda district  injured three security personnel and one civilian on Sunday, according to political admin sources.

In another unrelated incident militants blew up the gate of a State Life Insurance worker's house near in Shabqadar area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district. No casualties were reported in the attack.