Suicide blast at a funeral precession kills 14 in Dera Ismail Khan

February 20th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Dera Ismail Khan, Feb 20 (ANI): Fourteen people were killed and several others were injured when a blast occurred in a funeral procession in northwestern Pakistani city of Dera Ismail Khan on Friday.

According to reports, a suicide blast occurred near imam bargah Kotli Imam Hussain when hundreds of people were attending the funeral procession of a person Sher Zaman, who was shot dead in a target-killing incident on Thursday.

The injured were shifted to district headquarter hospital. Situation remained tense in the city and all markets have been closed after the blast, The News reported.

Shortly after the attack, the people who were part of the funeral procession went on rampage, damaging a police check post and pelting stones at cars on the roads. They also targeted government offices and security forces.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has strongly condemned the explosion. (ANI)

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