Two dead, five injured in roadside blast near Parachinar school van

Published November 18, 2014
Political administration officials said that the explosives were planted on roadside and was detonated as the school van passed near it.   - Reuters/file
Political administration officials said that the explosives were planted on roadside and was detonated as the school van passed near it. - Reuters/file

PARACHINAR: At least two people, including a child, were killed and five children wounded in a roadside explosion near a school van in Nasti Kot area of Kurram tribal region's Parachinar district early on Tuesday.

Political administration officials said that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted on the roadside and detonated as the school van passed nearby.

The driver of the van and a child were killed in the explosion whereas several others were wounded. Officials added that the school van was completely destroyed in the blast.

Emergency and security teams reached the blast site.

The injured students were shifted to a agency headquarters hospital for treatment.

Kurram agency, which is close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, is one of the seven regions in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), governed by tribal laws.

Bodies recovered in Nowshera

Four bodies stuffed in gunny bags have been recovered from Risalpur area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Nowshera district.

Police say that the bullet-riddled bodies are yet to be identified and were found in Kalpani area along river side.

The bodies were shifted to DHQ hospital Nowshera.

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