Militants opened fire on a passenger van in a lawless northwestern town on Sunday, killing at least eight Shia Muslims and wounding seven others, police said. The incident took place in Hangu district, 150 kilometres southwest of Peshawar. Militants intercepted a passenger van at Mamoo Khwar village in Hangu district and opened fire, killing eight passengers and wounding seven others, senior local police official Abdul Rashid told a foreign news agency. He said, It seems to be a sectarian incident, as all those killed in the firing were Shia Muslims.