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Khyber blasts kill two, including militant commander

June 11, 2012


At least two men, including a militant commander, were killed and two children wounded in back-to-back explosions in Tirah valley on Monday, security sources said.—File Photo

QUETTA: At least two men, including a commander for a religious militant group, were killed while two children were wounded as remote-controlled car bombs ripped through the Tirah valley in Khyber tribal region on Monday, DawnNews reported.

According to security sources, the bomb targeted a pickup truck on the borders of Khyber’s Landi Kotal and Bara districts. The truck explosion completely destroyed the truck while the driver lost his life.

As the locals gathered around the destroyed vehicles debris following the blast, government sources say a second bomb was remotely detonated, killing militant commander Umer Afridi and wounding two children.

The injured children were transported to Landi Kotal Hospital where doctors said they were out of danger.