Shia students in Kurram attacked with fire, acid
13 October, 2012
PESHAWAR: Shias in Kurram Agency suffered the second attack in three days as unidentified militants targeted a group of students with guns and acid on Friday.
A vehicle carrying students from Kohat to Parachinar was targeted by the militants. The attack injured three students, including a girl who was identified as Nabila. She told a doctor at Agency Headquarters Hospital (AHQ) in Parachinar that they were returning from Kohat University to their native areas after appearing in viva exams for their master's degree. The militants intercepted the vehicle and opened fire when it was near Durrani area in Lower Kurram. They then threw acid on the students.
As a result, at least three of the students were injured. According to media reports, Dr Mashad Ali at the AHQ said that a total of three students were injured and two of them, Nabila and Shahid Hussain, suffered acid burns. He said that one of the injured students, Muhammad Ali, had taken a bullet and has been admitted in the hospital and was in a precarious condition. None of the political administration officials from Lower Kurram Agency were available for comment. On October 9, three Shias were injured, when militants opened fire at a passenger vehicle in Lower Kurram.