Seven killed, five injured in Tirah Valley suicide blast

Suicide bomber targets check post of peace committee volunteers

Afp/our Correspondent October 15, 2014

KHYBER AGENCY: At least seven people were killed and five others were injured in a suicide attack on a check post of peace committee volunteers in the Pir Mela area of Tirah Valley, Khyber Agency on Wednesday morning.

The political administration officials said volunteers of a peace committee were present at the check post when a suicide bomber detonated explosives, killing five volunteers on the spot. Two of the deceased were said to be children.

According to the officials, the injured - several of whom are in critical condition - were shifted to local private clinics.

"At least five tribesmen were killed and seven others were wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up," a local government official told AFP.

Local security officials also confirmed the bombing and casualties.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson of Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province Mehtab Ahmed Khan told AFP that the top provincial official condemned the suicide bombing and ordered health authorities to provide the best care for the wounded.

So far no one has claimed responsibility for the latest suicide attack but officials allege involvement of banned Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI), headed by Mangal Bagh.


Gp65 | 9 years ago | Reply


@When? Though I am an Indian I agree, times of human tragedy should not be exploited for one-upmanship by either country. I disagreed when I saw lies here about India rescuing only Hindus and not Muslims in the recent floods and I disagree with @Sane_Thinker now.

@Interesting: India is not involved in Balochistan. The accusation that India isinvolved in FATA is laughable. It is your APC that said neoiations with TTP need to happen. It was Imran Khan and Ch. Nissar who were furoous when Hakeemullah Mehsud was droned. The Pakistan JI chief even called him a shahid.

rohit950723 | 9 years ago | Reply

The next question is how to prevent future attacks.....

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