Malala attack: Blast near Kainat's home kills 1, injures 6 in Swat

Published: December 4, 2012

A soldier searches through the debris of a house after a bomb attack in Mingora, Swat December 4, 2012. PHOTO: REUTERS

SWAT: One woman was killed and six others were injured on Tuesday in a blast apparently caused by gas leakage near the house of Malala’s wounded friend Kainat Riaz in Swat.

The explosion occurred early Tuesday morning in Mohammad Nazir’s house, destroying half of the house. Soon after the explosion, neighbours rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to Saidu Group of Hospital.

The deceased woman was identified as Wara Bibi who was a guest at the house, while the injured include four women and two children.

“The guardian of the house is working in Saudi Arabia and majority of the people living in the house are children and women. The blast occurred at six in the morning which destroyed 70% of the house,” a neighbour Fazal Hakim told The Express Tribune.

It was earlier speculated that a bomb was planted by militants near Kainat’s house in the Makan Bagha area of Mingora district, but according to District Police Officer Gul Afzal Khan, the explosion occurred due to gas leakage and was not a terrorism attempt.

A relative of the family Fazal Wahab told The Express Tribune that there has been frequent gas loadshedding in the area, and people burn fire wood as fuel to cook food. “We really don’t know whether the blast occurred due to some explosive devices or due to gas leakage.”

Following the incident, police and security forces reached the spot, cordoned off the area and launched an investigation into the matter.

Kainat just recently returned to school and despite trauma from the shooting, was very excited about it.

She was injured when Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members shot Malala Yousufzai, a 15-year-old child activist, who is currently recovering in a UK hospital.

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Reader Comments (25)

  • Adil
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:39PM

    OMG! They are still trying to murder little girls who go to school? And they are proud to call themselves Taliban – students?! They have got to be some of the sickest homo sapiens that this planet has ever produced. And that too in the land of the pure. They then point fingers at the drones that target their kind. The kind that blow up innocent civilians who go about their daily struggles to survive, the kind that blow up girls schools, and behead ordinary soldiers who were only doing their duty. Surely, for heaven’s sake, just as they claim, they have to be exterminated like the filthy cockroaches that they are. My apologies to cockroaches.

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  • Buttler
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:46PM

    Can someone name the GUY or INSTITUTION, whom are responsible for LAW & ORDER in Pakistan…I want to curse them all….There is NO ONE responsible as far as i see…

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  • sick of this nonsense
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:47PM

    Lets blame this on CIA too.

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  • sabi
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:58PM

    So these beasts have fulfiled their promis.Who is more credible govt or taliban?

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  • Sher Ghazi
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:07PM

    Very Sad but not a single TICKER display on any news channels regarding this shocking incident, but Thanks to Tribune and his Swat base reporters.

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  • HolierThanThough
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:12PM

    Shameful Shameful Shame freaking FULLLLLL!!!!

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  • Noman Ansari
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:23PM

    These monsters must leave these children alone. Mentally depraved. And Imran Khan wants to negotiate with them? Good luck.

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  • abdul
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:45PM

    Will we ever say enough is enough?

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  • hum
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:55PM

    @ Noman Ansari

    How do you know for sure this was done by taliban???

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  • Ali Yousafzai
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:59PM

    @Noman Ansari:
    And what does the Government want to do with them? Let them thrive? We can’t see any action, any policy of those in power, of whom the questions should be asked.

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  • Azim
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:17PM

    A reaction to drones? people of this country need help. And we should warn Saudi and UAE governments to stop funding these talibans…..what a curse.

    A country where people can no more live freely and enjoy basic rights has no right to call it self a independent state!

    We should be thankful to US for drones as without them this country would had already become a taliban estate.

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  • Faisal
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:40PM

    Please don’t question the level of “professionalism” and commitment on part of our Pak fouj and intelligence agencies. The are second to none (sigh). Everything happens on purpose……….. just see that Malala is at the verge of bringing only the second Nobel peace prize to Pakistan.

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  • Something Clever
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:40PM

    Anyone with a brain who doesn’t support the extremists would have given those girls some semblance of protection at least for a few months. People should be getting fired for negligence/incompetence.

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  • javaid bashir
    Dec 4, 2012 - 2:49PM

    This is sickening and horrible crime. This is the work of evil doers the Satan’s followers named the Talban. These girls are not safe in this environment.of madness. What do they actually want from these innocent girls. Let them live in peace you cowards. Pick op the fight with some one of your kind. I would like to ash some questions of Fazal ur Rehman Munawar Hasan, and Imran Khan , with whom exactly they have sympathies and what is their political stance now. Do they have any brain inside their heads to recognize these devil’s .incarnation .
    The other day learned Fazal -ur= Rehman said that no Taliban exist in any part of the country. Can he tell us who has carried eut this very attack near Kainat”s house. What is the nexus of this violent bomb blast.
    How can some one think about planting such bombs outside Kainat ‘s house.. It was a pre-planned attack We can not sit with them on the negotiation table to solve the problems. They are sick minded people. Javaid Bashir Attorney at law

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  • Jat
    Dec 4, 2012 - 3:01PM

    Hopeless country, hopeless people…

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  • FJ
    Dec 4, 2012 - 3:42PM

    I was kind of worry when ET was giving each and every news about those girls in terms starting school etc. Now please avoid informing us when the girls will start school again!

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  • Something Clever
    Dec 4, 2012 - 4:04PM

    @hum:
    How about simple deductive logic that even a child possesses?

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  • Sick of So-called senesables
    Dec 4, 2012 - 4:28PM

    @sick of this nonsense: ok I am not blamming it on CIA because there is no evidence… but that too dosen’t give you the right to blame it to fairy tale called “Taliban”. People like you and Rehman malik blame it Taliban with no evidence what so ever. ( Iam not supporting Taliban here at all ) My point is dont blame at any one unless u have evidence. Blaming it at anyone is easy while sitting on the couch.

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  • ikhlaas
    Dec 4, 2012 - 5:04PM

    it was a gas leak not a bomb attack. How quick are we in blame gaming

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  • True Picture
    Dec 4, 2012 - 5:27PM

    **It was earlier speculated that a bomb was planted by militants near Kainat’s house in the Makan Bagha area of Mingora district, but according to District Police Officer Gul Afzal Khan, the explosion occurred due to gas leakage and was not a terrorism attempt.**

    I’m bemused at the fact that you guys comment here without reading the entire story !!!! It was not a BOMB ATTACK !!!! May Allah bless the injured & the deceased in this unfortunate incident, ameen.

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  • Singh
    Dec 4, 2012 - 7:36PM

    Nice thing happening in Pakistan. Don’t be angry. It is all your Allah’s blessing for such a pure people. He want you to keep living in the time that he lived so you can have real experience of his living. POST IT

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  • ali
    Dec 4, 2012 - 11:26PM

    its our mistake .when they did same against india we were happy.now they are doing in our own soil.perverts!!!!

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  • Dr Babar Khan
    Dec 4, 2012 - 11:47PM

    Dirty journalism: a blast due to gas leakage linked with and titled as related to unconnected incidence.

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  • True Picture
    Dec 5, 2012 - 12:16AM

    Indians, please stop impersonating as Pakistanis to pass your comments to make it look like some “ATTACK”, shows how you guys hijack ET with your hatred by impersonating as Pakistanis. Read the news, its a GAS LEAKAGE so stop painting this incident as something else for your benefit of tarnishing Pakistan !!!!

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  • Naseer
    Dec 5, 2012 - 8:43AM

    Shame on those who are defending the coward Talibans. There are so many Taliban sympathizers in Pakistan and no wonder Talibans are still flourishing. May be it was just a gas leak but I am sick to my stomach to read the sympathetic post for the butchers.

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