PARACHINAR, March 12: Two people were killed and 20 others injured when a bomb ripped through a bus near Sadda town in Kurram Agency on Monday.

The bus was going from Peshawar to Parachinar, the Kurram Agency’s administrative headquarters, when it was hit by the remote-controlled bomb planted on the road near Pir Qayyum village.

The deceased were identified as Ashiq Hussain and Ghulam Jafar.

Nine women and four children were among the wounded and two passengers were taken to Peshawar hospitals.

The injured said that after the incident the residents of the village took away cash and other belongings of passengers.

Elders of the Turi tribe in Parachinar condemned the bomb blast and looting of the injured.

Meanwhile, security forces defused two bombs planted along the road in Mat Khuza area of lower Kurram Agency.

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