One killed in suicide attack on Peshawar judges

Published: February 15, 2017
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The blast targeted a government van (A-5597), while it was on its way to Judges Colony in the Hayatabad, Peshawar. PHOTO: IFTIKHAR FIRDOUS

The blast targeted a government van (A-5597), while it was on its way to Judges Colony in the Hayatabad, Peshawar. PHOTO: IFTIKHAR FIRDOUS

PESHAWAR: At least one person was killed and four civil judges injured when a suicide bomber rammed his motorbike into a court van in Peshawar on Wednesday.

Talking to The Express Tribune, CCPO Tahir Khan said driver of the van carrying the judges was killed in the incident in Phase 5, Hayatabad area of the provincial capital. “The condition of the judges is out of danger now,” he added.

CCPO Peshawar said body parts of the suicide bomber were found, saying around 15 kilogrammes of explosives were used in the attack.

The deceased was identified as Khurshid, whereas the injured included civil judges Asif Jadoon, Asifa, Rabia and Tehreema.

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The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) later claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack came a two days after a suicide attack in Lahore, which claimed 13 lives – including those of two senior police officers.

Pakistan has seen a dramatic improvement in security since the Peshawar attack, which left more than 150 people dead, mostly children, and prompted a government and military crackdown.

The army intensified a long-awaited operation in the semi-autonomous tribal areas, where militants had previously operated with impunity, and the government launched a vaunted National Action Plan against extremism.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Libra
    Feb 15, 2017 - 4:15PM

    We must do same kind of war as our enemies do.Recommend

  • Sara
    Feb 15, 2017 - 4:17PM

    Apparently India is not happy with foreign investment coming back to Pakistan. Why can’t they have a healthy competition, instead of having dagger behind their back and smile on face?Recommend

  • Libra
    Feb 15, 2017 - 4:19PM

    CPEC and prosperity of Pakistan biting some of our neighbors.Recommend

  • ALi
    Feb 15, 2017 - 4:53PM

    when did RAW get so powerful?? they are annhilating us from all direction. Allah reham kare humaare mulk parRecommend

  • 007
    Feb 15, 2017 - 5:06PM

    Targeting Police, Judges, Soldiers on LOC and causing panic and fear amongst foreign players to not go to Lahore to play PSL final all at the same time suggests India is the obvious enemy. Pakistan should aggressively continue to support freedom of Kashmir and revive Khalistan movement in India. Recommend

  • Khurram S
    Feb 15, 2017 - 5:36PM

    Seems like Driver put up some kinda resistance. RIP brave!Recommend

  • 007
    Feb 15, 2017 - 5:56PM

    @Libra Pakistan should not target innocent civillians like Indians. The people of Pakistan are not inhumane. The way to deal with India is forging more alliances in the region and isolating them and China is a big one on our side because of CPEC and our shared partnership and interests from last 60 years. The other way to deal with them is like I said in my previous post is to divide Indian occupied territories. And Lastly the government should be prepared to take steps to make a bad image out of that country. We don’t have the money to lobby but we have a voice enough to show their Human rights violations, and involvement in terrorism across the borders. A hesitation or a second thought from the world would be a victory.Recommend

  • James
    Feb 16, 2017 - 1:44AM

    Create Civil War in India. If you want Peace. Its easy to burn India from inside. India must be forced to get the lesson what its doing in Pakistan.
    Bring back Raheel. This Cheif is weak. 2008 Trouble Era started upon his arrival Recommend

  • Afridi
    Feb 16, 2017 - 4:43AM

    and then the wolves raised concerns over KP FATA merger!!! National Action Plan is the way to survive. Recommend

  • Mujeeb
    Feb 16, 2017 - 7:46AM

    Grusome picture. Dont you guys sensor these images. Recommend

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