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31 dead in suicide bombing at funeral in Dir

31 dead in suicide bombing at funeral in Dir

Sep 15, 2011 - 16:27

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): More than 30 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral in Pakistaninfo-icon's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday, media reports said.

The explosion happened at the funeral of a local public representative in the Jandol area of Lower Dir District, killing 31 people, a private Pakistani TV channel reported.

Geo News quoted Malakand police chief, Akhtar Hayat Gandapur, as saying that 35 people were injured during the attack. The wounded were evacuated to the Timergara District Headquarters Hospitals.

Members of a government-sponsored anti-Talibaninfo-icon militia operating in the area were the target of the assault in Dir, lying close to the Afghanistaninfo-icon border.

Another police official Saleem Marwat confirmed the bomber blew himself up among the people offering funeral prayers.

PAN Monitor/mud


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