Kohat blast toll rises to 47

Published: April 18, 2010

Police and volunteers examine the site of the suicide bomb attack in the Kacha Pukha camp, Kohat. (AFP)

Police and volunteers examine the site of the suicide bomb attack in the Kacha Pukha camp, Kohat. (AFP) Men look through the belongings of victims at the site of a suicide attack in a village of Kacha Pakha near Kohat. (Reuters) Many IDP camps have been set up in the country to accomodate the internally displaced people of Pakistan. (AP)

KOHAT: Forty seven people were killed on Saturday in back to back explosions at a food distribution point at an IDPs camp in Kohat’s Katcha Pakka area.

The first blast is believed to be a suicide attack. Sources add that the second blast took place when people gathered for relief activities after the first blast.

Commissioner Kohat, Khalid Umerzai told Express that the first blast was a suicide attack while the second blast was caused by a more lethal planted device. Nearly 1000 people live in the camp.

Bomb disposals squad officials defused a third IED from the area, preventing a further lost of life.

The Katcha Pakka camp hosts nearly one thousand people displaced by fighting in the region, as security officials flush out militants from the tribal belt.

The attack comes a day after a hit on Quetta left nearly a dozen dead, and scores other injured, pushing the city into a virtual shutdown.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • waqas ch
    Apr 17, 2010 - 1:28PM


  • Syed A. Mateen
    Apr 17, 2010 - 9:35PM

    Suicide blasts in Pakistan have now become a matter of routine after 9/11 and no one knows how long such terrorist’s attacks will continue on the innocent people?

    There are uncounted people died in the suicide attacks but our law enforcing agencies have failed to detect that who are the people behind the suicide attacks.

    Despite the fact that some banned militant organizations have claimed the responsibility, but it seems that government has failed in securing the lives and properties of public and private properties.

    Why not our intelligence and security agencies do not nab such terrorists before they implement on their nefarious agenda? This is a million dollar question? Can any body answer my question?Recommend

  • Hassan Ghori
    Apr 18, 2010 - 3:06AM

    Do you really think it’s Pakistanis doing this to their own people? Think again… Lets save the nation people!Recommend

  • Apr 18, 2010 - 10:14AM

    Oh my Allah ! whats happening in our country. Everyday is a fearful day and we are living in a worldly hell. Pukhtoonkhwah is my land and it has been turned red but why….? i dont have answers for this question, why my land is turned into a graveyard. Recommend

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