Update: 10 perish in Pakistan funeral procession blast
At least 10 persons were killed and 25 others injured when a bomb ripped through a funeral procession in Dera Ismail Khan city of Pakistan's troubled North West Frontier Province (NWFP) on Friday. Initially it was reported that six persons were killed in the blast.
NWFP Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain also confirmed that 10 persons were killed in the blast
Ten people have been killed and several injured in a blast occurred in funeral procession on Bannu Road near Kotli Imam on Friday.
According to sources, ten people have been killed and several injured in a blast occurred during funeral prayer of yesterday’s targeting killing victim.
Angry protestors opened fire on police after the blast. Security forces have cordoned off the area and security put on high alert in the city.
The bodies and injured have been shifted to district headquarters hospital.
NWFP Information Minister, Iftikhar Hussain said that the bombing of a funeral procession killed 10 persons, while 25 persons were injured here.
Talking especially to Geo News, he said that this is a sad incident. He said that the Frontier province was infested with the terrorism and militancy and we also held talks for resolving this issue, but since we have laid hand on the terrorists, the situation was deteriorating. He said that the security has further been beefed up in the province and added that if any accused was caught, then he would be given such a punishment that no one in future dared to commit such act.