Explosion in Tirah kills 10 including Lashkar-e-Islam members

Published: January 6, 2014
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Security officials examine the site of a suicide bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP

Security officials examine the site of a suicide bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP

Security personnel examine the site of the bombing in the Hangu district. PHOTO: AFP Security officials examine the site of a suicide bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR / HANGU: A bomb explosion in Khyber Agency’s Tirah area killed 10 people including three members of Lashkar-e-Islam, Express News reported on Monday.

“The initial information suggests that the blast triggered by explosives killed at least 10 people including three children and wounded nine others,” senior local administration official Nasir Khan said.

“We are trying to ascertain exact nature of the blast,” he added.

The target of the blast was reportedly a building belonging to the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Islam. The injured were shifted to local hospital for medical assistance.

In a separate incident, a blast occurred in a house in Khyber Agency killing a woman.

Hangu

Earlier today, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a government school in Hangu, killing a teenage boy, officials said.

The incident took place in the Ibrahimzai area of the district outside Government High School, Express News reported.

No one has claimed responsibility of the attack as yet.

“A suicide bomber blew himself up near the main gate of a government boys school, killing a young student aged 14,” district police chief Iftikhar Ahmad told AFP.

He said the boy sustained serious injuries and was rushed to hospital where he died. A local intelligence official also confirmed the incident.

Police cordoned off the area and have started a search operation.

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