Seven killed in bus attack in northwest Pak

March 13th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Hangu, Mar 13(ANI): Seven people were killed and seven others wounded when unidentified assailants opened fire on a passenger bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Hangu on Sunday.

The bus was travelling from Parachinar to Peshawar when it came under attack in the Mamukhar area of Hangu, the Dawn quoted the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mamukhar, as saying.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital, where officials said that two were in a critical condition.

Meanwhile, police surrounded the area after the incident and started a search operation in this regard.

The attack took place ten days after nine people, including three police officials, were killed and thirty others were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a police van in Hangu.

Hangu is one of the sensitive areas in Pakistan, as it is attached with three tribal agencies- Kurram, North Waziristan and Orakzai. (ANI)

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