KHYBER AGENCY - At least nine persons, including children and women, got injured when a stray mortar shell hit a moving vehicle on Kalanga Road Aka Khel of tehsil Bara, official and local sources said on Monday.

They said an ill-fated vehicle carrying passengers returning to Peshawar after an engagement ceremony in Karigar Gari of Sepah area when it faced the untoward incident. According to a local among the onboard people most were children and women and had received multiple wounds on their faces and other parts of their bodies. Some of them had lost their limbs in the incident, they said. They were shifted to Peshawar hospital where condition of numbers of inured was stated to be precarious, sources said.

It is worth mentioning that the mortar strikes in Bara has become routine business that has caused loss of dozens of innocent tribesmen.