Jan 7, 2014, 3:58 PM
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Blast injures three in NW Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 7, IRNA – At least three people were injured Tuesday when an explosion occurred in Pakistan’s north western Kurram tribal region, local media reported.

The explosion took place in a vegetable market in lower Kurram's Sada bazaar area. Subsequently, three people sustained injuries. The nature of the explosion has not yet been ascertained.

Following the explosion, local people reached the scene and started relief work.

The casualties were immediately shifted to a local hospital and the condition of one of the wounded persons was reported as critical.

Police and security forces’ personnel cordoned off the area and a search operation got underway to apprehend those responsible.

Kurram, which is close to the Pak-Afghan border, is one of the seven regions in Fata, governed by tribal laws.