Today's Pakabooms: Separate blasts kill at least nine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
[Dawn] At least nine people, including two bomb disposal officers, were killed Monday in two separate kabooms in restive northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
Station House Officer (SHO) Doaba cop shoppe Rahim Khan said a jacket wallah rammed his cycle of violence into the vehicle of a tribal elder in KP's Hangu district
... Hangu is famous for its greenery, hills, beauty and water. Most of the people of this area are Bangash & Orakzai Pashtuns. Part of the Bangash are Shia. The Orakzai and the Sunni Bangash are determined to kill them...
, killing seven people.
Ten other people were also maimed in the blast near a bus stand in Hangu's Doaba tehsil.
The kaboom also destroyed seven other vehicles.
The injured and the dead were shifted to a local hospital as law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and launched their investigation.
Sources said local tribal elder Malik Habibullah Khan was the intended target of the blast.
News agency AFP quoted local police chief Sajjad Khan as saying that Malik Habibullah was not in the car when the bomb went
No myrmidon group has yet grabbed credit for the attack.
...back at the revival hall, the congregants were being herded into the paddy wagon...
at least two bomb disposal officers were killed while attempting to defuse a bomb in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Swabi district.
District Police Officer Dr Mian Muhammad Saeed said that six bombs were planted to target a government school in Jamalabad area of Swabi.
The bomb disposal unit officials were defusing the road-side bombs when one of the devices went
kaboom!, killing both officers on the spot.
Posted by: Fred