Bomb kills 14 people in Pakistan

A roadside bomb targeting a bus has killed at least 14 people in the northwestern Pakistani district of Kurram, local officials say.

Bomb kills 14 people in Pakistan

A roadside bomb targeting a minivan in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region on Tuesday killed 14 people, a local official said, raising an earlier reported death toll of nine killed. The attack was claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction.

The blast ripped through the van travelling through a minority Shiite region of the Kurram tribal area, which borders Afghanistan, said Arif Khan, a tribal administration official in the town of Parachinar. The area has long been the scene of sectarian violence.

Five women and four children were among the 14 killed, while 10 people were wounded in the explosion. With few adequate medical facilities in the area, a Pakistani army helicopter evacuated the wounded to a nearby military hospital.



Source : PTI

Related Post

Thailand Tiger Temple to face charges over dead cubs
views 34
Wildlife authorities in Thailand have said they will press charges against a Buddhist temple where the bodies of 40 dead tiger cubs were found. The di...
CHINA: Ten Children Stabbed By Man At School
views 63
A man has stabbed 10 children outside the gates of a school in China, severely injuring two, before killing himself. Six boys and four girls were att...
Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse
views 64
Pakistan`s Senate on Friday passed a bill that criminalises for the first time sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking. The ...
China releases Indian national held for alleged terror links
views 53
A 46-year-old Indian national, who was held in China for alleged terror links, was released and deported back today, Indian officials here said. Rajiv...
Communal clashes kill six in India
views 55
AHMADABAD: At least six people have died in the worst violence to hit Narendra Modi's home state in more than a decade, police said, as the Indian pri...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK