Orakzai blast kills eight, injures 20

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PESHAWAR: Eight people were killed and 20 injured on Thursday when a roadside-planted  improvised explosive device (IED) exploded on Mushti Mela road in Orakzai agency's Hasanzai Bazar area, DawnNews reported.

A passenger van was travellig from Mushti Mela in Central Orakzai to Kalaya area in Lower Orakzai Agency when it was struck by a remotely-detonated IED in Hasan Zai Bazaar.

Officials from the political administration confirmed that 8 passengers were killed while 20 others were injured.

All victims belonged to anti-Taliban Mushti tribe.

The injured were shifted to the Kalaya hospital, where the condition of ten of the wounded was reported as critical.

Those injured critically werewound have been moved to KDA Hospital in Kohat.

No one has claimed the responsibility for the attack as yet but administration feared the Mushti tribe might have been targeted by the militants for their anti-Taliban stance.

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