Roadside bomb targets police vehicle in Pakistan
Last Updated: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 17:47
Peshawar: A senior police officer and his guards escaped unhurt when their vehicle was targeted with a roadside bomb in this northwestern Pakistani city on Friday.

The low intensity remote controlled bomb went off in Afridiabad in Peshawar’s suburbs when Deputy Superintendent of Police Gulbahar Iftikhar was passing through the area in a van this morning, district administration chief Shahibzada Anees said.

The blast partially damaged the van though no one was hurt, Anees said. The explosive device was planted along the roadside. Police cordoned off the area after the blast and launched a search for the attackers.

Militants have carried out several attacks in the same area over the past few weeks.


First Published: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 17:47

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