7 killed and 14 injured in suicide attack on Mulla Nazir
A suicide bomber on Thursday attacked the vehicle of tribal elder Mulla Nazir in Wana Bazar in South Waziristan Agency, killing seven persons, including his three body guards, and wounding 14 others, a senior official of the political administration said. Assistant Political Agent Wana Shahid Ali Khan told media persons on phone that the suicide bomber waited for Mulla Nazir in a PCO in the Wana Bazar and blasted himself close to the vehicle of commander.
He said that the dead also included two children. He said Mulla Nazir also sustained minor injuries. The injured, some of them in critical condition, were rushed to the agency's headquarters hospital. The vehicle of the commander and nearby shops were also damaged. Khasadar and South Waziristan Levy Force rushed to the spot, cordoned off the area and started relief operation. The explosion was heard in a far distance and created panic among the residents. Sources said Mula Nazir was attacked for raising voices against suicide attacks and opposing militancy.