7 Shia Muslims martyred, 11 injured in the blast in passenger van on Kohat Road

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Published in Pakistan
Thursday, 02 October 2014

7 Shia Muslims including a woman embraced martyrdom and 11 Shiites including children were injured when their van exploded due to takfiri terrorist’s planted bomb inside the van on Thursday. The passengers belonging Shia majority Parachinar area were on way to Parachinar via Hangu from Peshawar.

The gory incident occurred on Kohat Road in Bazid Khel area of Peshawar. The bomb was planted beneath a passenger seat and exploded in the outskirts of Peshawar, while the bus was en route to the town of Hangu.

Syed Jameel Shah, a spokesman for Peshawar’s main Lady Reading Hospital, confirmed the death toll. Some of the injured were said to be in critical condition.
Martyrs were identified as: Jamil Hussain, the FC cop, Fazal of Bazid Khel, Imtiaz Hussain, Sadaf Ali. Identity of 3 martyrs has not been established so far. Some of the injured were identified as: Syed Sarfaraz Ali Shah, Shahid Rehman, Amjad Ali, Ishtiaq Hussain,

Bomb Disposal Unit’s (BDU) Shafqat Malik said the bomb contained five kilograms of explosives and was planted under a passenger seat.

The driver of the vehicle Shahid Ur Rehman said that they were heading towards Upper Kurram Agency from Peshawar and a man with an old bag was sitting at the back seat.

"The man got off the vehicle at Bazid Khel stop to get his relatives and as he stepped out, the explosion occurred," he said.

Shia parties and leaders have condemned the targeted murder of Sunni azadar police official Asif Mehmood and also condemned the bomb blast in the van carrying Shia passengers. They demanded elimination of all Yazidi takfiri nasbi terrorists in Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa province alongside FATA.

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