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2 Killed In Blasts In Northwest Pakistan

Islamabad, Jun 22 : Two persons were killed and three others injured as two bombs went off in the Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan today, police said.The first blast was caused by a roadside

PTI [ Updated: June 22, 2011 12:27 IST ]
2 killed in blasts in northwest pakistan
2 killed in blasts in northwest pakistan

Islamabad, Jun 22 : Two persons were killed and three others injured as two bombs went off in the Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan today, police said.


The first blast was caused by a roadside bomb in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency this morning, police officials and witnesses were quoted as saying by TV news channels.

A passer-by was killed by the explosion.

Within an hour, the second blast occurred in the same area near a check post manned by the Khasadar militia.

One member of the militia was killed and three more were injured.

The injured were taken to a hospital in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

No group claimed responsibility for the blasts.

Security officials said a preliminary investigation had revealed that the second blast was triggered by remote control.

Security personnel blocked roads for a while and kept people away from the site of the attack.

Several militants groups, including the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Islam, are active in Khyber Agency, the main supply route for NATO forces in Afghanistan. PTI

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