Darra Adamkhel suicide attack death toll rises to 40

March 2nd, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin  

Peshawar, Mar 2 (ANI): The death toll in Darra Adamkhel suicide attack reached 40, while 35 persons were wounded in the incident.

According to official sources notables from five clans of Darra Adamkhel held a Jirga in Zarghon Khel.

The suicide bomber struck the assembly immediately after the meeting was ended, killing 30 persons immediately, while 10 critically wounded were succumbed to their injuries at hospitals.

Fifteen critically wounded persons have been transferred to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, while remaining were shifted to other hospitals of Kohat and Peshawar.

A losing independent candidate of the recent elections Noor Zaman Afridi was also killed in the attack, while father of Senator Razzaq was wounded in the bombing.

The notables in their meeting had decided to burn houses of those tribesmen and impose fine who will provide shelter to foreign miscreants.

Security has been tightened in the area after the attack. The law enforcement agencies have found the head and legs of the suicide bomber, The News reported.

Three dead persons of the bombing have been identified as Ilyas, Naseem and Dildar. (ANI)

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