No fatalities: Blast destroys ex-councillor’s guesthouse

Published: May 4, 2012

Initial reports suggested that it was a car bomb as they had found parts of the destroyed vehicle.

PESHAWAR: A man was slightly injured and the hujra or guesthouse of a former union councillor was demolished in a powerful bomb blast in Sara Khwara area, Kohat Road in the remit of the Matani police station on Thursday evening.

Police told The Express Tribune that a powerful blast rocked an area near the house of a former councillor of Matani union council, Arab Shah, at around nine in the evening.

“The blast destroyed the building and a son of the councillor identified as Qader was also injured in the incident,” said a police official.

He said that initial reports suggested that it was a car bomb as they had found parts of the destroyed vehicle.

“Luckily there was no one present inside the building that was why there was no loss of life in the blast,” he argued.

The blast created a wide spread panic in the entire area.

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