PESHAWAR: Shias in Kurram Agency, suffered a second attack in three days after unidentified suspected militants targeted a group of students with guns and acid on Friday.
A vehicle carrying students from Kohat to Parachinar was targeted by militants. The attack injured three students including a girl Nabila, a student of Masters.
Nabila told a doctor at Agency Headquarters Hospital (AHQ) in Parachinar that they were returning from Kohat University to their native areas after appearing in viva exams for their Masters class. As they neared Durrani area in Lower Kurram, militants intercepted their vehicle and opened fire at them. They then threw acid on the students.
As a result, at least three of the students were injured.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Dr Mashad Ali at AHQ said that a total of three students were injured and two of them, Nabila and Shahid Hussain, suffered acid burns. He said that one of the injured students, Muhammad Ali, had suffered a bullet wound and has been admitted into the hospital and is in a precarious condition.
None of the political administration officials from Lower Kurram Agency were available for comment.
On October 9, three Shias were injured, when militants opened fire at a passenger vehicle in Lower Kurram Agency.