Roadside blast hits NW Pakistan, no casualties reported

17:27, April 21, 2010      

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A remote-controlled bomb exploded on a roadside on Wednesday in Bili Tang area of Kohat district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, local sources said.

They said the blast partially damaged a passing vehicle but no casualties have been reported so far.

A series of suicide attacks rocked a refugee camp and a police station in Kohat over the weekend, killing 47 people and suspending UN aid distribution in northwest Pakistan.

Some 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of the military offensive against the Taliban militants in nearby Orakzai tribal agency, according to the United Nation refugee agency.

The internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Orakzai and Kurram tribal regions have been camped in Kohat and Hangu districts.

Source: Xinhua


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