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7 killed, 16 injured in Pukhtunkhwa rocket attacks

7 killed, 16 injured in Pukhtunkhwa rocket attacks

Oct 19, 2011 - 12:24

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): At least seven people were killed and 16 others injured when mortar shells hit a mosqueinfo-icon and a house in Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, an official said on Wednesday.

Five rockets struck the worship place late on Tuesday in the Kalanga area of Bara sub-district of the Khyber tribal region, killing five worshippers, Zarin Shinwari, a local official, told Pajhwok Afghan News.   

The mosque was partially damaged in the attack, he added. 

Without giving exact casualty figures, Mushtaq, a doctor on duty at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, confirmed receiving several critically wounded people.

Elsewhere in the region, one soldier of the Frontiers Corps (FC) and a child were killed after a mortar shell hit a house in the Akakhel area of Bara, said Farooq Afridi, a resident, who added two womeninfo-icon were wounded and their house damaged in a separate rocket strike.

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