PESHAWAR: Eight persons, including two girls, died and 10 injured in a remote-controlled bomb explosion in Muhammad Khawjah IDPs camp at Togh Sarray, Hangu district.
According to Hangu police, a motorcycle laden with 10 kilogram explosives was detonated at the camp of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Bajaur Agency. Six persons died on the spot and two succumbed to their injuries at Civil Hospital Hangu. Out of ten others, four injured were in a critical condition.
Soon after the blast, the security forces rushed to the camp and with the help of local people, shifted the dead and injured to the Civil Hospital.
District Police Officer (DPO), Hangu, and Anwar Saeed Kundi told that unknown terrorists carried out the blast through a remote-control device.
The dead were identified as Mohammad Sadiq son of Dil Badshah, Khalil son of Siraj, Sher Wali son of Sikandar, Lal Wali, Khalil, Mir Gul and Sohail, sons of Sattar Gul and Shamsa, daughter of Khaista Mir Gul. The name of second minor girl could not be ascertained.
The injured included Hamza son of Yusuf, S daughter of Imam, Amra Bibi, Niamatullah son of Akhtar Gul, Khalil son of Lal Mat Shah, Ilyas son of Momin, Sajid son of Imam Khan and Mohammad Sadiq son of Dilbar Shah.
Meanwhile, Khyber Pajhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak condemned the blast and announced compensation of Rs 500,000 each for the dead and Rs 200,000 each for the injured.