Two killed in blasts in northwest Pakistan
Two persons were killed and hree others injured as two bombs went off in the Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan.
Islamabad: Two persons were killed and
three others injured as two bombs went off in the Khyber
tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police said.
The first blast was caused by a roadside bomb in
Jamrud area of Khyber Agency this morning, police officials
and witnesses were quoted as saying by TV news channels.
A passer-by was killed by the explosion.
Within an hour, the second blast occurred in the same
area near a check post manned by the Khasadar militia.
One member of the militia was killed and three more
The injured were taken to a hospital in Peshawar, the
capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
No group claimed responsibility for the blasts.
Security officials said a preliminary investigation
had revealed that the second blast was triggered by remote
Security personnel blocked roads for a while and kept
people away from the site of the attack.
Several militants groups, including the
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Islam, are active in
Khyber Agency, the main supply route for NATO forces in