Bomb blast kills scores in Pakistan's Khyber

A bomb blast in a weekly bazaar killed six people in Pakistan's tribal region of Khyber on the Afghan border, a senior government official said.

Bomb blast kills scores in Pakistan's Khyber

 

A bomb blast in a weekly bazaar killed six people in Pakistan's tribal region of Khyber on the Afghan border on Friday, a senior government official said.

"It's a remote area and what we got is it was bomb blast in which six people have been killed," Tariq Hayat Khan, security chief of tribal regions, told Reuters.

The bomb blasted in a weekly bazaar in Meharban Kaley, a village some 70 km (40 miles) southwest of region's main town of Ladikotal.

"It's a remote area, and what we got is it was a bomb blast in which six people have been killed," Tariq Hayat Khan, security chief of tribal regions, told Reuters.

Another official in the region said 14 people were wounded in the blast.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack. In recent months, Pakistan has stepped up an assault in Khyber against fighters, who want to block any military supply to Western forces in Afghanistan. The Pakistan military says Khyber has largely been cleared of fighters.

Fighters frequently attack supplies trucked through the region to Western forces stationed in Afghanistan.



Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Temmuz 2010, 13:10
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