Islamabad: At least six persons were killed
and four others injured when a bomb hidden in a donkey cart
exploded in a market in northwest Pakistan`s tribal belt
on Sunday, officials said.
The donkey cart with sand was left in the market of
Mastak town in Khyber tribal region. An explosive device
hidden in the sand was detonated by remote control, the
The blast killed six persons instantly, they said. The
four injured people were out of danger.
No group claimed responsibility for the bombing though
such attacks are usually blamed on the local Taliban and other
militant groups like the Lashkar-e-Islam that are active in
Khyber tribal agency.
At least 12 people were killed in two militant attacks in
Six militants were killed when troops repulsed an attack
on a security check post in Malik Deen area. Six persons --
four children and two women -- were killed when a mortar fired
by militants hit a house in Spah Darri area.
Pakistan Army has conducted several operations targeting
the Lashkar-e-Islam in Khyber but militants continue to be
active in the region.