Market attack: Donkey cart bombing kills 6 in Khyber Agency

Published: November 13, 2011
A donkey cart carrying sand was left unattended in the market area of Mastak town near the Afghan border.

A donkey cart carrying sand was left unattended in the market area of Mastak town near the Afghan border.

PESHAWAR: Six people died when a driverless donkey cart, laden with explosives, ran into a market area of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency.

Eight others sustained injuries while the donkey also died in the attack.

Bara Assistant Political Agent Rehan Gul Khattak told The Express Tribune that the explosion was very powerful and six people died on the spot. He said that five of the injured were taken to hospitals in Peshawar after a six-hour-long journey but their condition is said to be out of danger.

No group has yet accepted responsibility for the attack.

The political administration confirmed the incident and said that the victims did not belong to any organisation or group. They were either shopkeepers or customers.

In another incident in the same area, seven people, including five children and a woman, died when a mortar shell fell in Dari Shagga village during an ongoing clash between Lashkar-i-Islam and Zakhakhel Peace Lashkar. Four others were injured.

Meanwhile, security forces continued their operation against Lashkar-i-Islam in Bara. The houses of two commanders Mian Syed and Syed Alam were bombed and three suspects were arrested during a search operation.

For the past four years, the far-flung Tirah valley of Khyber Agency has been a battleground between militant groups Lashkar-e-Islam and Ansar-e-Islam. Thousands of people have died or been injured in the hostility in this mountainous region which is inaccessible even for the Pakistan Army.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 14th,  2011.


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Reader Comments (4)

  • Nov 13, 2011 - 9:18PM

    A Muslim who believe in One Almighty God and have sense of accountability before Him never do such heinous act.

    on the other hand,ground reality is that foreign aggressors are facing defeat in the region and there is no bright future a head,front line ally is moving back because he has known who is on the right side,there is nothing but bloodshed,economically strong country can tolerate such circumstance but can;t face the country like Pakistan so conspiracies are being hatched to create requisite feelings.

    Dollars are offering,jobs providing to jobless and dollars on the name of aid being distributed .What kind of design behind this?support.

    Who brought donkey cart,then left it unattended,he was a not Muslim,really not,he was a supporters.

    Pakistan Armed Forces is facing insurgents,should also start a operation against Supporters.


  • Nov 13, 2011 - 9:23PM

    Money is in action,it being created requisite circumstances.


  • pinky
    Nov 13, 2011 - 11:08PM

    so the animals have run out of human volunteers & are opting for internal recruitment…tch tch

    PS: sorry dead donkey,,just to sound witty i grouped u with those who r far beneath u in stature


  • Nusrat
    Nov 15, 2011 - 12:31AM

    I feel sorry for the donkey. RIP.
    P.S: Was it brainwashed?


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