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Two killed in Pakistan blast

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 20:33

Peshawar: At least two persons were killed and several others injured when a bomb ripped through a rickshaw near a police check post in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday.

The explosion occurred in Chamkani area of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province.

According to initial reports, the three-wheeler rickshaw exploded with a loud bang, leaving two dead and several wounded.

Several neighbouring buildings and vehicles sustained damages while the rickshaw and one motorbike were destroyed completely in the blast.
The police and rescue teams rushed to the scene and shifted the injured to hospital after cordoning off the area.

The bomb disposal squad has also been called to the scene to collect samples of explosives.

It is feared that the death toll could rise as several injured are in very serious condition, hospital sources said.

Meanwhile, a bomb blast occurred outside the shrine of Baba Saheb. No one was injured in the blast.
Police sources said some unidentified persons had planted explosive materials outside the shrine, a few kilometres away from the Charsadda city.

They said the unidentified men fled from the scene after planting the explosives.

First Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 20:33
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