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Rocket attack kills four in Hangu: police

February 22, 2011


Two women and two children were killed in the attack.—AFP/File photo

PESHAWAR: Rockets aimed by militants at an army checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan hit civilian houses Tuesday, killing two women and two children, police said.

“Militants fired six rockets from an undisclosed location in the tribal region of Kurram targeting an army checkpoint of the neighbouring town of Hangu, which struck civilian houses,” local police official Abdul Rasheed said.

In addition to the two women and two children killed, he said seven other people were wounded when the rockets hit the two houses in Targhundai, a village in the town of Hangu.

A spokesman for the local police, Fazal Naeem, confirmed the incident and said nobody had so far claimed responsibility.