Attack: Rockets hit Peshawar, no casualties reported

Published: May 5, 2012


Two rockets, fired from an unknown location, landed in a posh area of the city on Friday morning, damaging the gate of a private hostel. The incident occurred at around 2am when the rockets exploded after landing in University Town, said a police official.

“One of the rockets hit the main gate of a private hostel,” he said, hinting that the target could either have been the American Club located nearby or Bacha Khan International Airport.

Officials also said the rockets were Russian made and were fired from the Khyber Agency direction.

In another incident, a bomb exploded in the open fields of Kala Mandi of Chamkani. However, no loss of life was reported.

“The bomb exploded in the fields. We do not know whether it was thrown or it had been concealed there to be used somewhere else,” said Chamkani SHO.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2012.

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