41 Pakistanis Killed, 64 Injured in Twin Blasts in Kohat

Local residents survey the damages of the police station after the suicide bombing in Kohat on Sunday, April 18, 2010. – Photo by AP.

Death toll from NW Pakistan blasts rises to 41

ISLAMABAD, April 17, 2010 (Xinhua) —

At least 41 people were killed in twin bomb blasts at an Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Kohat in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.

Local officials told Xinhua that the death toll could rise as more than a dozen of the rest 64 injured people are in critical condition.

Earlier in the day a bomb went off at the registration point and the second blast occurred ten minutes later when people rushed to the scene to rescue.

The blasts took place when food relief were being distributed to the displaced people who fled from a military operation in Orakzai tribal region, police said.

Gunshots were heard soon after the blasts, witnesses said.

Pakistani police commandos and people gather near the shoes and clothing of victims at the site of suicide bombing in Kacha Puka area near Kohat.—AP

The private channel SAMAA TV lost its correspondent Azmat Ali Khan in the explosions.

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks but Taliban are blamed for such attacks.

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