Two dead in Kohat grenade attack

05 Dec 2011

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Police in the area are on high alert to prevent sectarian attacks against Shi’ite Muslims, who are holding processions to mark Ashura.—File Photo

KOHAT: Militants fired two rocket-propelled grenades at a shop in the main market of the northwestern town of Kohat, killing two people, including a policeman, and injuring eight others, police officials said.

Police in the area are on high alert to prevent sectarian attacks against Shi’ite Muslims, who are holding processions to mark Ashura, the most significant event in their calendar.