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Landmine Blast Kills 12 In Pakistan

Officials in Pakistan say at least 12 people were killed when a minibus struck an anti-tank mine near the semi-autonomous tribal agency of Orakzai on July 18.

Police say the minibus had just left the Orakzai agency -- a mountainous stronghold for Pakistani Taliban fighters -- when it struck the landmine near the village of Ustarzai in the Kohat district of Khyber Paktunkhwa Province.

Authorities say the dead were all members of Pakistan's minority Shi'ite Muslim community.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Radio Mashaal