Blast in Pakistan kills two children

Last Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 18:44

Islamabad: Two children were killed and 13
others were injured when a bomb went off near the home of a
tribal elder in the restive Khyber tribal region of northwest
Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.

The bomb was detonated by remote control as a group of
people were leaving the home of tribal elder Malik Rasool Jan
Shinwari at Landi Kotal in Khyber Agency.

The people had gathered at his residence for a jirga or
tribal council, officials said.

Personnel from the Khassadar Force took 15 injured people
to a nearby hospital, where a young boy and girl succumbed to
their injuries.

Five of the wounded, who were in a serious condition, were
shifted to a hospital in Peshawar.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.


First Published: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 18:44

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