Bombing kills 9 in Orakzai: Officials

Published: July 21, 2012

Official says not confirmed if attack was a suicide bomber hit or bomb being assembled went off accidentally. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PARACHINAR: A bomb exploded at a compound in Orakzai on Saturday, killing nine people and wounding 20, local government and intelligence officials said.   

The bombing in the compound, used by a local militia and containing residential units and an office, occurred near the village of Spin Tal. The military has been conducting operations against militant groups in the area for months.

“We are not sure if a suicide bomber hit the compound or if some militants were assembling a bomb and it accidentally went off,” a local government official said, requesting anonymity.

The wounded were evacuated to a hospital in neighbouring Hangu district. A hospital official told Reuters that several of the wounded were in critical condition.

Several militant groups are active in the northwestern semi-autonomous tribal regions, near the border with Afghanistan, including the Pakistan Taliban, responsible for many of the bombings across the country in recent years.

Reader Comments (4)

  • gul bahadur
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:24PM

    SPEEN TALL is the area adjacent to Tehsil Tall and is one of the training centre ,which trains terrorists.The place also harbors activists of Fazle Hamid group who are not only terrorizing people of KHOST in Afghanistan but extorts money from the local businessmen as well.The casualties occur when a bomb exploded ,probably due to their own mistake.

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  • ahmed sohail
    Jul 21, 2012 - 6:16PM

    We have started ramzan with a bang is all i can say.

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  • Pashtun voice
    Jul 21, 2012 - 6:42PM

    I hope the bomb went off due to their own mistake. May many more bombs go off due to their mistakes so that we are rid of these beasts forever!

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  • moeen.karamat
    Jul 22, 2012 - 3:03AM

    when will the peace come to these lands ??

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