11 dead, 31 wounded in Peshawar bomb attack
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen people were killed and 31 others injured on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a check-post in a crowded market of Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar.
Rescuers said most of the victims were the Khyber Khasadar Force personnel, whose vehicle came under attack in the Karkhano Market area near Hayatabad. Journalist Mehmoob Shah was among the fatalities.
Khyber Political Agent Shahab Ali Shah told a private TV channel: "Although the exact nature of the blast is still being ascertained, it appears to be a suicide attack." He put the toll at 10 dead and 20 wounded.
But a spokesman for the Hayatabad Medical Complex said 11 people, including a child and four security personnel, were killed and 31 others injured in the bombing. He feared the casualties might increase. Eight bodies were shifted to Hayatabad and three to Jamrud.
Vehicles parked near the blast site caught fire after the explosion. An emergency was declared at the Hayatabad Medical Complex. Six of the wounded area said to be in serious condition.
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