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Five killed in landmine blast in Pakistan

Five killed in landmine blast in Pakistan

Islamabad, Mar 6 (UNI) A landmine blast in Sibi district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province killed five people and left five others injured, local media reported.
Deputy Commissioner of the district Yasir Khan Bazai told local media that a vehicle carrying laborers hit a landmine in the Babar Kach area of the district.
Rescue teams and security forces rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and the injured to a nearby hospital.
"Four laborers lost their lives on the spot while another succumbed to his injuries in a hospital," said the official, adding that other wounded persons were in stable condition.
The official said some unknown miscreants planted the landmine on the roadside and it blasted with a big bang when the vehicle passed by it.
Security forces have launched an operation in the surrounding areas, said the reports.
No group or individual has claimed the blast yet.
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