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13 people killed in Peshawar funeral suicide blast

13 people killed in Peshawar funeral suicide blast

Mar 11, 2012 - 14:45

ISLAMABD (PANinfo-icon):  A suicide blast at a funeral ceremony killed nearly 13 people and injured 30 others in Badhber area of Peshawar city, capital of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province of Pakistaninfo-icon, officials said.

According to Imtiaz Altaf, Chief of Capital City Police, deputy speaker of the provincial assembly Khushdil Khan was target of the attack, who was also present at the funeral.

However, the deputy speaker escaped unhurt in the blast.

“The incident took place at around 11:30am,” said another senior police official Kalam Khan, confirming the death toll.

Dr Mushtaq, a medical officer at a city hospital said they had received 11 dead bodies and 25 injured victims so far, while several injured were in serious condition.



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