Rocket kills six people in south-western Pakistan
Six members of a family including four children were killed by a rocket that hit their house in north-western Pakistan Saturday, government officials said, DPA reported.
The house appeared to have been hit by a stray rocket in the early hours of the morning in Jafarabad district Baluchistan province, said Inayat Ullah, an official from the district administration.
"This house does not seem to be the target," he said. "The rocket must have missed its actual target." There are several nearby military installations, but he said he did not know which could have been the target.
Muhammad Din Jakhrani, a senior medical officer at District Head Quarter Hospital Jafarabad said the bodies of a husband and wife and four male children had been moved there.
Rebels from the Baluch ethnic group frequently carry out attacks on security forces and government installations across the province, and have been known to miss their targets with crude rocket launchers.
Hundreds of people have died since Baluch militants started their guerilla war in 2004 demanding political autonomy and a larger share of profit from the region's rich mineral resources.