Suicide blast in Bajaur kills 8, injures 10

Published: May 28, 2011
Six people were killed and ten injured after a blast occurred in a market in the Salarzai area of Bajaur agency.

Six people were killed and ten injured after a blast occurred in a market in the Salarzai area of Bajaur agency.

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber killed eight people and injured ten in a market in the Salarzai area of Bajaur agency.

Express 24/7 correspondent, Iftikhar Firdous reported that the blast took place in Peshat Bazaar. One of the injured, Malik Sardar, said that a 16 to 17 year old boy had approached him and his uncle, Malik Tehsil Khan, and exploded himself. Tehsil Khan, who had formed a lashkar to fight militants in the area, died as a result of the blast.

A hotel and ten shops were destroyed as a result of the blast.

Local sources confirmed that there had been a huge explosion and there might be more casualties.

Emergency has been declared at the local hospitals.

A curfew has been imposed in the area. Security forces have cordoned off the area and a rescue operation is underway.

There has been a tribal backlash against those who have been fighting militancy in the area.

On April 24, at least five people, including the chief of a tribal militia and his three colleagues, were killed in a suicide attack in the Bajaur tribal region.

In December 2010, a burqa-clad suicide bomber had killed 47 people and injured over 100 in an attack on a World Food Programme (WFP) ration distribution point in the Bajaur tribal agency. It was the worst attack in Bajaur Agency since security forces claimed victory against Taliban insurgents in March last year.

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  • abdul moiz
    May 28, 2011 - 11:43AM

    More death & destruction thanks to our obsession with religion.The people killing our people also scream “Allah ho akbar” yet we continue with our fixation with wild conspiracy theories in which we blame everyone but the islamic fundamentalists causing all the mayhem.

    The only way to save pakistan is to have a secular society where religion is a private thing & religion doesn’t interfere in the laws or day to day running of the affairs of the state.Recommend

  • fahad habib
    May 28, 2011 - 11:50AM

    Jinnah had created the ” Republic of pakistan” & then the islamic fundamentalists blackmailed a weak & scared government into changing it into the ” ISLAMIC republic of pakistan” and ever since that day we’ve had nothing but bloodshed & violence as the state has officially embraced religious fanatics & we the people are left to suffer the consequences.Recommend

  • Ether hunt
    May 28, 2011 - 12:15PM

    A blast a day, keep development away
    unfortunately becoming true for Pakistan.Recommend

  • A J Khan
    May 28, 2011 - 12:30PM

    May God’s curse be upon the bomber, his supporters, his leaders, his parents and his abuser. Recommend

  • ashwin
    May 28, 2011 - 12:59PM

    @A J Khan: haha you are cursing you’r countrymen! what a pity Recommend

  • indian
    May 28, 2011 - 1:10PM

    @ abdul moiz

    Noble idea, secular country etc. But to have a secular society, you need a diverse populace. I think your bigots did a good job of wiping Hindus and Christians off the pakistani terrority. But great thoughts anyways.Recommend

  • aditya
    May 28, 2011 - 1:15PM

    Islamic Fundamentalists may offer a Solution to Pakistans problems, Take the Hizbollah model, they are Not Corrupt like the current Pseudo-secular Pakistani elite, they run Charitable Intstitutions and Provide better Social services to the public than the current pakistani govt, and these Fundamentalists will be acceptable to the Under class of Pakistan that is 80% of Pakistans population, So much for the Hypocrisy of Pakistani liberals.Recommend

  • May 28, 2011 - 1:16PM

    Damn Not a single day goes by, without this insanity. Sad of course, but makes you upset as well.Recommend

  • sri
    May 28, 2011 - 1:25PM

    Who gave them the right to kill the teenager and through him several others?. On what basis do they select kids and condemn them to suicides? Why do they not select their own children for the ‘holy mission’?Recommend

  • ramesh
    May 28, 2011 - 3:50PM

    @abdul moiz:

    well-said, if more than 80% of people in Pakistan support and believe in your statement, no one can stop Pakistan to be a peaceful nation soon.Recommend

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