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The image shows militants. — Photo by Reuters/File

PESHAWAR: Unknown armed men attacked a bus in the Kurram tribal region on Tuesday injuring at least three passengers.

The region's political administration said the bus, which was heading from Parachinar towards Peshawar and was carrying 20 passengers, was attacked with rockets and automatic weapons.

The injured passengers were shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Tull for treatment, whereas, security forces had surrounded the area and had started a search operation.

Kurram is one of the seven Pashtun tribal regions in Pakistan on the Afghan border, an area widely considered the headquarters of Al Qaeda militants and their allies.

Kurram, the only part of Pakistan’s border region that has a significant Shia population, has been racked by sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia tribes.

Comments (3) Closed

ramshankerdubey Oct 09, 2012 08:22am
Both Pakistan and India are suffering due to this activity. But there is no ray of reforms and its end. When will it be ended. Let the both nations' authorities should ponder over this issue
Athar Oct 09, 2012 11:42am
What kind of this Islam of Tlaiban attacked on empty hand people / innocent Passangers I hate this and Taliban suppoters
Abbas Oct 09, 2012 02:10pm
Taliban Islam is to detonate bombs in Mosques, Funerals, kill the innocent and armless people and last but not least try to kill the teenager Miss Yusafzai because she disclosed their atricities.