At least ten persons including a woman were martyred and several others injured when a passenger van hit a landmine in Godar area of Kurram Agency on Tuesday morning.
The vehicle was on its way from Para Chamkani to Sadda area when the incident occurred.
The injured were shifted to a hospital in Sadda while three critically injured persons were moved to Peshawar for treatment.
Preliminary details suggested that only one woman was killed in the attack, but the death toll soared after the injured succumbed to their injuries.
According to ISPR, a special MI-17 helicopter has been sent to Parachinar on the directives of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to move the injured to CMH Peshawar.
Taking notice of the incident, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressed sorrow over loss of innocent lives. He directed the concerned authorities to present a report.
Scores of people have been killed since the beginning of the year in a series of attacks. Earlier this month, at least six people were killed and 18 sustained injuries when a suicide attack targeted an army census in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.