Six passengers killed, three injured in Jamrud blast

Published: April 4, 2012
A remote contro­lled IED which was plante­d on the road explod­ed when the vehicl­e drove over it. PHOTO: AFP

A remote contro­lled IED which was plante­d on the road explod­ed when the vehicl­e drove over it. PHOTO: AFP

JAMRUD: At least six people were killed and three injured when a remote control bomb exploded near a passenger van, in sub-division of Jamrud, Khyber Agency, said officials.

The Assistant Political Agent (APA) Muhammad Jamil told The Express Tribune that the explosion took place in Khakiabad locality. “It was a remote controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which was planted on the road and it exploded when the vehicle drove over it,” said Jamil, while confirming that the casualties.

Eyewitnesses said that the explosion left a crater at the road where the explosion took place. The eyewitnesses, however, said that the number of injured was seven.

An official of the Hayatabad Medical Complex told The Express Tribune that five bodies and seven injured were brought to the hospital.

The officials said that the target of today’s attack was not clear.

The Zakakhel tribe in Jamrud has previously been the target of the militants, many other government-backed private militias in other parts of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have also been a target of various terrorist groups functional in the area.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • khan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:05AM

    keep blowing up… like the rest of the country’s economy, health, poverty, load shedding, inflation, infrastructure, … every thing in this country blows up as everything has reached their tipping point.


  • ather
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:20AM

    shame of pakistan army . what are you doing?? the people who are supporting you are being slain-ed everyday. and you are quite.Recommend

  • sars
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:19PM

    Instead of having daily murder and blasts how is an army operation against these terrorists not a good idea. Army jawans and police are dying daily


  • Naveed Alam Khattak
    Apr 4, 2012 - 4:15PM

    It seems that human life has no value in the eyes of these barbarians and our rulers. To stop this violence there is only one solution. Close the border with Afghanistan. Make a checkpoint of regular Army not FC, after every 1 km along the border and anyone trying to cross the border, shot them without warning and shot them at head.


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