KURRAM AGENCY -  As many as two persons were killed and six others sustained injuries when a pick-up vehicle hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Kurram Agency, political administration said on Friday.

According to the political administration of the agency, a pick-up loaded with goods was on its way to Parachinar from Kharpata village in the Lower Kurram Agency when it hit an IED suddenly.

As a result, two persons were killed and six others injured. The victims were shifted to the headquarter hospital where the condition of two wounded was stated to be critical.

Six victims with multiple wounds were under treatment at the hospital in Parachinar. The Kasadar Force and officials of political administration rushed to the spot and started investigation into the incident.