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Blast In Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Leaves 11 Labourers Dead

The terrorist attack in North Waziristan district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province left 11 labourers dead, who were working in an under construction government building.

ISIS claims responsibility for Pakistan blast.(File photo-Representational image)
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At least 11 labourers were killed and two injured in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday. 

The reports quoting Deputy Commissioner Rehan Gul Khattak said the terrorists detonated explosives near Gul Mir Kot in Shawal tehsil on Saturday and blew up a vehicle carrying 16 labourers.     

As many as 11 labourers, who worked in an under-construction government building, were killed on the spot while two were critically injured, and three went missing, he Khattak was quoted in the PTI report as having said.

Officials said the injured and the bodies of the deceased belonging to the South Waziristan tehsil of Makin and Wana were shifted to a nearby hospital, the report mentioned.

Efforts to identify and locate the missing workers are ongoing,it said.

Meanwhile, earlier on Saturday, four personnel of the Bomb Disposal Squad were seriously injured in the Makin tehsil of Upper South Waziristan after miscreants fired a rocket at their vehicle, it mentioned.

Last month, over 50 people were killed in a powerful suicide bombing at a political convention of a hardline Islamist in the region.

The local police said that an initial probe has suggested that the banned terrorist group ISIS is behind the suicide attack that injured over 100 people in Khar, the capital of Bajaur tribal district.

The local branch of ISIS has previously targeted JUI-F party leaders as they consider them apostates.
 

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