Blast kills nine in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 6: At least nine people, including three children, were killed and several wounded Monday in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency when a blast occurred at a tribal leader’s house.

The explosion hit Hakeem Khan Akakhel’s house, located in a remote village in the tribal area’s Tirah valley, close to the Afghan border, Dawn News reported citing officials.

The deceased included three children and as many suspected militants, reports said.