PESHAWAR: At least three people, including a child, were killed on Monday in a car bomb blast targeting an anti-Taliban lashkar leader outside Peshawar, police said. The bombing outside the compound of lashkar commander Altaf Khan in the restive Matani suburb of Peshawar also wounded seven others and damaged a boundary wall and shops in the street, they said. “At least three people were killed and seven others were wounded,” senior police official Kalam Khan told AFP, confirming the blast came from a car bomb. “A nine-year-old child is also among the death,” Khan said. Peshawar’s bomb disposal chief Hukam Khan said up to 50 kilograms of explosives were packed in the car
and detonated remotely. AFP
Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2011.
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