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Death Toll Rises to 33 in Orakzai Suicide Blast

Orakzai (November 23, 2018): The death toll from Friday’s suicide blast targeting a local market in lower Orakzai district has risen to 33, officials confirmed, as two more injured persons succumbed to their wounds at a local hospital.

At least 31 people, including three children, were initially killed in the blast in Kalaya area of lower Orakzai district. According to the Commissioner Kohat Division Khalid Iqbal, three Sikh traders were also among the deceased.District Health Officer Dr Nawab confirmed the death toll, saying that 56 injured of the blast were under treatment at the hospital.

So far, 28 deceased persons have been identified, whereas funeral prayers were offered for ten victims of the attack.

Commissioner Khalid Iqbal said the suicide attacker had come to the market on a motorcycle.Following the blast, the area was completely sealed off and an investigation into the incident was launched

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari condemned the attack and said, “we must ensure greater security for our tribal areas especially protection of our people.”

“Condemn the horrific terror attack in Orakzai tribal area – 25 people killed and 35 injured. Toll could rise. As the US fails in Afghanistan Pak shd be prepared for fallout and we must ensure greater security for our tribal areas especially esp protection of our ppl,” she tweeted.

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