12 killed in Orakzai sectarian attack
[Dawn] At least 12 people were killed and another was injured when a vehicle carrying passengers from Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
to Kohat bazaar was blown up by an anti-tank mine in Tanga Pahar area on Wednesday, police said.
The pick-up coming from Sipah area of Lower Orakzai hit the mine when it entered Ustarzai area of Kohat at around 7.40am. Eight of [the victims] belonged to one family. The driver, Nowa Khan, was injured and admitted to the Sipah hospital.
Police said the kaboom took place about a kilometre outside the tribal region. Rescue work was delayed because of absence of mobile phone link with the area.
Agencies add: The dead included three women, two 11-year-old boys and a three-year-old girl and all of them belonged to the same clan, an official said.
"It was a beturbanned goon attack and the aim was to create panic in the area by killing ordinary people," he said. He said the victims belonged to the Shia community.
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