Explosion in Pakistan Kills 10 Members of Family

Possibly a result of a stored artillery shell


An explosion has killed 10 members of the same family in a remote tribal region in north-west Pakistan, according to a government official.

Tahir Khan said an artillery shell stored in the house in the village of Dars in the Tirah valley may have been the cause of Monday's blast. The dead included women and children, he added.

The valley, which is located in the Khyber tribal region, bordering Afghanistan, was a stronghold for Islamist militants until the Pakistani army captured it last year after fierce fighting.