PESHAWAR: At least nine persons have reportedly been killed and several others injured in powerful explosion in a house Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Monday, a Govt official said.
Arshad Khan, Political tehsildar Bara Khyber Agency told APP that people were assembled in a hujra (guest house) at Dar Jumat Akakhel, a remote border area between Orakzai and Khyber Agencies, when a huge blast occurred. As a result, nine people have reportedly been killed and several others injured.
About nature of the explosion, he said, it seemed that undefused mortar-shell was blasted with a huge bang when one of the victims started to play with it.
He said identity of the victims could not be immediately ascertained. The Khasadar Force rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies to their native villages for burial while injured to hospital.