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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2959

Suicide attack on military convoy in Peshawar kills seven

The suicide attacker rammed his car into the military vehicle. Four civilians were killed and nine people woundedThe suicide attacker rammed his car into the military vehicle. Four civilians were killed and nine people wounded

By Farzana Shah-Asian Tribune Correspondent in Pakistan

Peshawar, 06 May, ( At least seven people were killed in a suicide attack on a Frontier Corps convoy in Peshawar on Tuesday.

The dead also include two school children and a Frontier Corps personal while twenty-five people including nine security men have also been wounded in the attack that occurred near Bara Qadim police checkpost on the border between Peshawar and the Khyber Agency.

The checkpoint is jointly manned by police and Frontier Constabulary personnel and is located in limits of Sarband Police Station on main Peshawar-Bara Road, westward from Peshawar Cantonment. A suicide car bomber has rammed a Pakistani paramilitary vehicle on the edge of the northwest city of Peshawar.

"As the vehicle stopped at a police checkpoint the bomber hit his explosive-laden car from behind which exploded with a big bang," police said.

The FC pick up was carrying students to their school in Peshawar when a white color explosives-laden Corolla Motorcar (1986 model) it.

The injured included six paramilitary soldiers, four police officials and 11 civilians, including several children who were waiting for their school van. The FC personnel who sustained injuries were identified as Javaid, Abdul Malik of Shabqadar, Ahmed Nawaz and Awal Bacha of Spir Sufaid Peshawar

Two soldiers are in serious condition and the dead included one school student. The military vehicle escaped major damage but four other vehicles behind the explosive-laden car were badly damaged.

The blast blew up the police barrier and damaged several nearby shops. Bomb disposal squad official Khushal Khan said more than 100 kilograms of explosives had been packed into the bomb.

No one claimed responsibility for the blast, which came as Pakistan security forces were locked in fierce fighting with Taliban militants in the northwest.

The chief of Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan and provincial president Afrasiab Khatak have condemned the suicide attack on a security checkpost set up in Bara Qadeem area.

The leaders of the party that is ruling North West Frontier Province termed the incident a terrible act of terrorism from the enemies of humanity. They also expressed profound griever over loss of innocent lives in the attack and condoled with the aggrieved families.

- Asian Tribune -

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