Sectarian attack: 3 killed, 6 injured in Parachinar

Political administration official says all passengers belonged to Shia community.


Our Correspondent May 28, 2012

KOHAT: At least three people were killed and six were injured when unidentified assailants ambushed a passenger vehicle near Charkhel village in lower Kurram Agency on Monday, a political administration official said.

Confirming that it was a sectarian attack, the official said that the vehicle was en route to Peshawar from Parachinar - the headquarters of Kurram Agency - when unknown men opened fire on it from a mountain.

He added that all the passengers belonged to the Shia community. “The locals are afraid of sectarian violence again.”

The injured and the deceased were shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Thall.

He added that that this was the sixth attack on a passenger vehicle in the area after the route was reopened by Commissioner Kohat division Sahibzada Muhammad Anees about six months ago.

COMMENTS (19)

gul bahadur | 9 years ago | Reply

Chaar Kheil is the village adjacent to Manduri village and it is the ancestral village of Aurakzai(Watizai),the MNA from Central Kurram.Why the political agent does not exercise his power under the "COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES"and put the MNA in Adiala jail? but every one knows that the blood of SHIAS is much thinner than any liquid on earth.They will cry for a few days and then there will be another attack.It will go on till we dont get rid of this corrupt Govt.

Syed | 9 years ago | Reply

I saw the headline and I knew it already it would be Shias being killed. Sectarian attack and it's always Shia r the victims

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