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7 dead in Peshawar car bombing

7 dead in Peshawar car bombing

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Jun 05, 2011 - 13:01

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): Seven people were killed and nearly a dozen others injured in a car bombing in Pakistaninfo-icon's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, officials said.

The explosion happened at 9am when a pickup truck was detonated at a bus stand in the Kala Khan area, 12 miles south of Peshawar, Capital City Police Chief Liaquat Ali Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Four people were killed on the spot and 10 others were injured, some of them critically, he said. Some nearby houses and five vehicles were damaged in the bombing, witness Khalil Khattak said.

A remote-controlled bomb placed in a passenger vehicle, waiting to leave for a rural area, according to the Peshawar police chief, Mohammad Ijaz Khan.

Seven dead bodies, including womeninfo-icon and children were transferred to hospital, a police rescue team official, Syeda Jan, said. The dead included three women and a child, he said.

Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the Talibaninfo-icon have carried out a series of attacks to avenge the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US forces in Abbottabad on May 2.

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