A bomb strapped to a donkey sent by militants detonated in Ferozkhel Mela, on Saturday.
Lower Orakzai Assistant Political Agent Fazal Qadir said that the donkey bearing the explosive was sent to explode in the main bazaar of Ferozkhel. “The bomb exploded around 500 meters away from the market near a deserted field,” he added.
After the explosion, security personnel and paramilitary troops began a search operation. Eight suspects were arrested. In another incident, militants destroyed the house of Maulana Aziz, a cleric, by planting explosives in the boundary wall of the house in Shahokhel, Hangu.
An official said that Maulana Aziz was from Orakzai Agency, where an operation had been launched against militants. No human loss was reported in the blast. No one had yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2012.
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