Peshawar ring road blast kills police official, injures four people

Published: March 20, 2012

Pakistani policemen and rescue workers collect evidence at the bomb blast site in Peshawar on march 20, 2012. A bomb planted in a rickshaw killed two policemen and wounded four other people in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, police and hospital officials said. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: A blast trageting a police vehicle patrolling on Peshawar ring road killed one official and injured four others.

According to SP City Asif Iqbal, a vehicle from the Banamari police station was on routine patrol when a bomb detonated. Due to the blast sub-inspector Ali Hazrat was killed while three other officials were injured.

The injured included Shahid, Imtiaz and Mir Zali. A passerby, 12 year old Zaman too was injured by the blast.

The injured had been shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital. Two of the injured, Imtiaz and Mir Zali were said to be in critical condition.

Bomb Disposal Squad officer Shafqat Malik said that 12 kilograms of explosive material had been planted in a rickshaw which was remotely exploded as the police vehicle crossed it. The blast destroyed the rickshaw, the police patrol and another civilian car.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Mar 20, 2012 - 8:12PM

    My beautiful country is being destroyed :(

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  • Mirza
    Mar 20, 2012 - 8:27PM

    It is sad to see so many people are killed and terrorized. It raises a question, why are only policemen targeted and not the other agencies? Do the terrorists hate police more than any other agency and why?

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  • Mar 20, 2012 - 11:52PM

    The sad truth is that these terrorists regularly target our security forces in their bid to spread fear and chaos. We have lost thousands of security officials to their acts of terror on both sides of the border. But they continue to fail at breaking our will, and our nations refuse to bow down to their acts of terror. It’s times like these when we should remind ourselves that the threat posed by these terrorists is well and alive, and conspiracy theories do us no good. It is also important that we don’t overlook the sacrifices of these brave security officials by allowing our differences to prevail. We have suffered enough at the hands of these terrorists, and it’s time we put our differences aside for the sake of achieving our common goals.

    Our condolences go to the families and friends of those killed and injured in this attack. We hope justice is served, and the perpetrators are caught and punished as soon as possible.

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  • Basit
    Mar 21, 2012 - 3:47AM

    @Mirza:
    Police are hated by the oppressed segments of society for their corruption and cruelty. The liberal ruling elite have done nothing to reform the police since colonial days. The results are clear.

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  • areej
    Mar 21, 2012 - 10:31AM

    another sad incident terrorists are using IEDs in blasts.

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  • fizza
    Mar 21, 2012 - 10:33AM

    EU provided KPK 2 robots to ensure the use of IEDs.

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