Bomb blast kills three in Peshawar

3 people were killed after a car bomb went off outside the house of an anti-Taliban tribal elder in Peshawar city of in northwest Pak.

Islamabad: Three people were on Friday killed
after a car bomb went off outside the house of an anti-Taliban
tribal elder in Peshawar city of in northwest Pakistan on Friday,
police said.

The attack outside the home of tribal elder Aastana Gul at
Pishtakhara on the outskirts of Peshawar damaged a nearby
house and a private office.

Police officials said 40 kg of explosives were used in the
car bomb that was set off by remote control.

Police officials confirmed that three persons were killed
and seven more injured in the attack, which they blamed on
Lashkar-e-Islam, a militant group based in the lawless Khyber
tribal region.

The Lashkar-e-Islam and its rival, Ansar-ul-Islam, have
carried out a series of attacks on each other`s members in the
recent past.

PTI

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