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Daily Times
Monday, March 14, 2011

10 killed as passenger van attacked in Tal

Abdul Saboor Khan

PESHAWAR: Unidentified armed men opened fire on a passenger van in Doaba Tal area of Hangu district on Sunday, killing at least ten passengers and wounding seven others.

Reportedly, the van carrying 17 passengers was heading towards Peshawar from Parachinar. 

According to Hangu District Police Officer, Abdul Rasheed Khan, ten people were killed and seven others wounded when the van was attacked by unidentified men near Mamoo Khwar village. 

The attackers, who numbered six, fled the scene but police later launched an operation in the area and killed three of them, Rashid told reporters at the Doaba Police Station. He claimed that a search operation had already been launched to arrest the remaining miscreants.

“After hours of cross-firing, we managed to kill three of them near Chargano Mela, a border area of Kurram Agency,” the DPO added.

A police official, who wished anonymity, said that five passengers died on the spot and five more expired while receiving treatment at a hospital in Peshawar. This is the second such attack on a passenger van on Parachinar Road. Earlier, a coach had struck an improvised explosive device (IED) on the same road, injuring eight people. The road had been reopened after four years of its closure as per directives of Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

 

SOURCE: 

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C03%5C14%5Cstory_14-3-2011_pg1_5


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