6 Mar 2010

12 killed in attack on convoy

6:04 am on 6 March 2010

A suicide attack on a convoy in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 12 people.

The attack was made against a convoy of 140 vehicles travelling from Tall in the Hangu district to the town of Parachinar in the Kurram region.

Police said that the bomber detonated explosives near a bus full of passengers. Most were Shia Muslims.

The BBC reports there have been numerous bombings in North West Frontier Province over the past year.

A suicide attack on a police station in the Karak area killed three people last week.

The Tall-Parachinar road was closed to all traffic for nearly two years in 2008 and 2009 because of Taliban activity in the area. It was re-opened about two months ago.