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Children among 9 killed in Tirah blast

Children among 9 killed in Tirah blast

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Jan 06, 2014 - 21:26

ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Nine people, including children and militants, were killed and several others wounded on Monday when a bomb ripped through the residence of a tribal elder in Pakistaninfo-icon’s restive northwestern tribal region of Khyber.

The bomb exploded at the house of Hakeem Khan Akakhel in a remote village of Tirah valley, local administration official Nasir Khan told reporters. The dead included three children and as suspected militants.

The rebels belonged to outlawed group called Lashkar-i-Islam, Khan said, adding: “We are trying to ascertain the exact nature of the blast.” The injured were shifted to local hospital for medical treatment.

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