(LWJ) — A suicide bomber killed 31 people and wounded dozens more in an attack at a funeral for a member of a tribe that has raised an anti-Taliban militia in Pakistan’s northwestern district of Lower Dir.
The attack took place today in the Samarbagh area of Lower Dir, where more than 100 mourners were attending the funeral of a tribal member. The suicide bomber detonated his vest among the crowd as they were preparing to offer funeral prayers.
“The funeral was that of an ordinary villager, but some participants of the funeral who belonged to a local tribal volunteer force opposed to the Taliban may have been the target,” the chief of police for Lower Dir told BBC.
Thirty-one people were killed and 35 more have been wounded, some critically, Reuters reported.