37 MAUT DAN LEBIH 40 CEDERA...?
A suicide bomber has attacked a funeral procession in Matani, 20km west of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 37 people and injuring at least 40 others, according to a government official.
Siraj Ahmed, Peshawar's chief administrator, told the Reuters news agency that Wednesday's attack targeted the funeral for the wife of Hakim Khan, a known anti-Taliban Pashtun tribal elder, in Adezai village.
The attacker slipped into the congregation of more than 200 people attending the funeral prayers before setting off his explosives, Ahmed said.
"As we are readying for prayers, a boy wrapped in a shawl headed towards us. People shouted to the imam (prayer leader) to wait for him to join us but as he came close he blew himself up," Mehmood Shah, a witness said.
Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reported that the death toll may rise as "a number of wounded are said to be in serious condition".
Hakim Khan, was instrumental in raising a militia force, known as a 'lashkar', with the support of the government to fight Taliban operatives.
It was not immediately clear if Khan had been killed or wounded in the explosion.
Sumber: Aljazeera.net, 10/3/2011