Targeted: 7 injured, police check post destroyed in Peshawar blast

Published: May 13, 2012

Blast destroyed outer wall of the check post and two vehicles, passing nearby during the blast. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: Seven people were injured when a police check post located on Ring Road in Peshawar was blown up on Sunday in the jurisdiction area of the Chamkani police station. The check post was completely destroyed but all four constables who were manning the post escaped unhurt.

Station House Officer Chamkani Haji Inayatullah told The Express Tribune that a powerful bomb, concealed in a pressure cooker, was planted near the check post close to Afridi Garhi, Ring Road which was denonated via a remote control, destroying the check post and injuring seven civilians.

An official of the Bomb Disposal Squad told the media that around 8kg explosives was used in the attack.

“All those who sustained injuries are passersby, while a pick up carrying cattle was also hit in the blast killing two animals,” he said, adding that four constables were present inside the check post but they were unhurt.

An eyewitness, Mukamal Shah, said that he was in his car near the cattle market when the blast occurred at the check post. “After the blast the entire area was covered with a cloud of dust and smoke, people could not see anything and ran for their lives,” he explained.

Shah added that a pick-up with two animals was also caught in the blast and was severely damaged. He said that a number of passersby were injured and said that he saw them lying on the ground and crying out for help when he gained consciousness.

The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital where the condition of one injured, a 70-year-old man, is said to be serious.

Correction: Earlier reports stated that six police officials were injured, however, policemen deployed at the check post remained unhurt in the attack.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Arijit Sharma
    May 13, 2012 - 11:08AM

    Assets turning into Liabilities. Much like the countries finances.

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  • Aley
    May 13, 2012 - 11:30AM

    Congrats IK ur Tsunami is gaining momentumRecommend

  • May 13, 2012 - 1:12PM

    Stop Americans diplomats Peshawar visits, peace will prevail

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  • Gul Khan Momand
    May 13, 2012 - 2:38PM

    As long as NATO forces and Indian consulates are in Afghanistan such incidents could not be stopped.

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  • gp65
    May 13, 2012 - 8:25PM

    @Gul Khan Momand: Not sure you are aware that Afghanistan is also a sovereign country NOT Pakistan’s 5th province. As long as Afghans welcome Indians, Indian embassies will be there in Afghanistan. SO are you going to take charge of your country and fix it or forever blame Indian consulates in Afghanistan.

    By the way, a survey of Afghans revealed that over 70% of them had a positive image of India and only 2% had a positive image of Pakistan. The reason is India goes there to help and does not put any condition. Pakistan on the other hand does not hand but simly bullies them and tells them what to do.

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  • Human
    May 13, 2012 - 10:54PM

    @ gp65, Remember USSR

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  • Noise
    May 14, 2012 - 12:13AM

    @Human
    Its Pakistan that seems to be going the way of the USSR with its reckless adventuring in Afghanistan while its economy goes kaput

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