Three killed in Peshawar suicide attack

At least Three dead in Peshawar blast


The bomber was riding in a rickshaw when the explosion took place.

Updated at: 1030 PST, Monday, November 09, 2009||

PESHAWAR: At least three people were killed in a blast at Patang Chawk area of Peshawar in the limits of Faqirabad police station, Geo News reported Monday.

According to reports, at least three people were killed in the blast at a police picket set up on Ring Road.

The relief activities were kickstarted. Soon after the blast, the police put a security cordon around the blast site. Meantime, the injured have been rushed to hospital. The injured include a child.

Talking to Geo News, AIG Bomb Disposal Squad Shafquat Malik said at least 5-6 kilogram of explosives were used in the blast.

The suicide bomber blew him up when a police signaled him to pull over at a police picket.

Capital City Police Officer Liaquat Ali confirmed the killings of three people including a rickshaw driver, police and a passer-by.

AIG Bomb Disposal Squad said the suicide attacker apparently did not aim at targeting the police picket; he must be heading for somewhere else; however, he blew him up due to strict police checking.


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