Kohat blast toll rises to 47

Express April 18, 2010

KOHAT: Forty seven people were killed on Saturday in back to back explosions at a food distribution point at an IDPs camp in Kohat's Katcha Pakka area.

The first blast is believed to be a suicide attack. Sources add that the second blast took place when people gathered for relief activities after the first blast.

Commissioner Kohat, Khalid Umerzai told Express that the first blast was a suicide attack while the second blast was caused by a more lethal planted device. Nearly 1000 people live in the camp.

Bomb disposals squad officials defused a third IED from the area, preventing a further lost of life.

The Katcha Pakka camp hosts nearly one thousand people displaced by fighting in the region, as security officials flush out militants from the tribal belt.

The attack comes a day after a hit on Quetta left nearly a dozen dead, and scores other injured, pushing the city into a virtual shutdown.


Shah Hussain | 13 years ago | Reply Oh my Allah ! whats happening in our country. Everyday is a fearful day and we are living in a worldly hell. Pukhtoonkhwah is my land and it has been turned red but why....? i dont have answers for this question, why my land is turned into a graveyard.
Hassan Ghori | 13 years ago | Reply Do you really think it's Pakistanis doing this to their own people? Think again... Lets save the nation people!
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