Bomb kills women, child in Khyber agency

February 29, 2012

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The blast took place on the outskirts of Bara.—File photo

PESHAWAR: Two women and a child were killed on Wednesday when a bomb ripped through their vehicle in a tribal belt on the Afghan border, officials said.

The blast took place on the outskirts of Bara, a restive town of Khyber district bordering Afghanistan.

“At least two women and a child were killed and five others were wounded in a bomb blast,” Khyber's administrator Mutahir Zeb Khan told AFP.

The bomb was planted on the roadside and detonated remotely as the pick-up vehicle carrying the passengers passed, he said. The target was unclear.

Nobody claimed responsibility for the attack, but similar bombings in the past have been blamed on militants linked to the Taliban.