Orakzai Suicide Bombing in Pakistan killed 32 people and injured 31 people. Three members of the Hindu community were also killed in the bomb attack that ripped through the Orakzai fruits and vegetable market on Friday. The minority Shia community were the primary targets.
A father and son, Suram Chand and Mant Laal, were among three Hindus killed in the explosion. The third victim was identified Umrat Laal. Suram Chand and Mant Laal’s last rites were performed at Jhanda Bazaar temple, after which they were taken to the crematorium in Attock. All three belonged to Tirah Valley and were cloth merchants, and went to the market to buy clothes when they were killed in the blast.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s minorities have denounced the killing of the members of the Hindu community in the Orakzai blast. The deadly bombing coincided with an audacious terrorist attack on China’s diplomatic mission in Karachi.
Local administration officials said the bomb explosion took place in the Shia-dominated Kalaya area of Orakzai district which in the past had been wrecked by sectarian violence but has become stable of late.