Minor blast in Peshawar leaves 13 injured

The blast took place in an area which is frequented by daily wage workers.


Umar Farooq/iftikhar Firdous October 27, 2011

A blast took place in the Rampura area of Peshawar on Thursday, leaving 13 people wounded.

The blast took in an area which is frequented by daily wage workers on Thursday morning. Eyewitnesses said that a man had parked his motorcycle opposite a shop in the area and that the explosion occurred after he left the spot. Initial reports suggest that up to 3kg of explosives may have been used in the small handmade bomb which was reportedly placed in a canister of cooking oil.

The 13 injured have been shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital and emergency health services are being provided to them. Two men are in critical condition.

The Bomb Disposal Squad that reached the scene dismissed reports of the explosion being caused by a cylinder blast. Police and FC personnel have cordoned off the area.

The blast comes a day after at least 12 people, including a woman and two children, were injured in a bomb blast in the Shah Afzal Market on Pajjagi Road in Peshawar.

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