Pakistan: One killed, 17 injured in Peshawar blasts


PESHAWAR: A constable was killed and 17 other people injured when two remote-controlled bombs detonated one after another in Peshawar’s Mithra area Wednesday morning.

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Abdul Majid Marwat said the injured include 11 Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) members, Counter-terrorism Department personnel and police and six civilians.

Superintendent Police (SP) Cantonment Kashif Zulfiqar said the first remote-controlled bomb exploded as a police van was passing by, injuring a policeman and pedestrian. As BDS reached the scene, a second remote-controlled bomb detonated.

The injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital, while additional police personnel have been deployed in the area.

Around 4.5 kilograms of explosive material was used in the bombs, SSP Abdul Majid Marwat said.

JUI-F leader gunned down

Haji Alam Shah, a local leader of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F), was gunned down in Dera Ismail Khan on Monday morning.

Shah was shot dead at his residence in Paroa tehsil in DI Khan, according to local police. Three armed men entered his home and opened fire, killing him on the spot, police said.

Police have registered a First Information Report against unknown persons and started an investigation into the incident.

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