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Eight killed in Orakzai, Khyber

October 09, 2012


Police said a case had been registered in the local police station. – File photo
– File photo

PESHAWAR: Four people were killed and two others injured when a mortar fell on a house in the Orakzai tribal region’s Mamozai area on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

According to a political tehsildar posted in the area, a mortar fell on a house in Mamozai killing four people, including two women. Moreover, two people, including a four-year-old child, were also injured in the attack.

The injured were shifted to a nearby private hospital where their conditions were being reported as critical.

The origin of the mortar could not yet be ascertained.

In another unrelated incident, four militants were killed in an explosion that took place inside an insurgent hideout in Bazaar Zakha Khel area in the Khyber tribal region’s Tirah area.