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8 killed, 20 abducted in lower Kurram

Updated at 1445 PST Friday, March 25, 2011

HANGU: At least eight persons were killed and four wounded in armed persons’ firing on passenger vehicles besides twenty persons were also abducted along with the vehicle, Geo News reported.

Unknown armed persons opened fires on a caravan of vehicles on way to Parachanar from Tul at Bugan area of lower Kurram Agency. Two vehicles were set on fire by the armed persons, report said. The injured have been shifted to Sada Hospital of Kurram Agency. 

Following the incident, the forces cordoned off the area and started search operation.

More than twenty persons have lost their lives in four attacks on passenger vehicles since the peace agreement made one and a half month ago. 
 

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