Two killed, 22 injured in Peshawar blast

Published: June 21, 2012
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Bomb was placed on a donkey cart tied near Panj Peer Ziarat. PHOTO: REUTERS

Bomb was placed on a donkey cart tied near Panj Peer Ziarat. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: At least two people were killed while 22 others were injured when a bomb placed in a cooking utensil exploded near Panj Peer Ziarat in Peshawar on Thursday.

According to police, 10 kilogramme of explosives material was planted in a pressure cooker and placed on a donkey cart tied near the shrine. The place is frequented by devotees on Thursdays.

“It appears that the target was the worshippers who were gathered here,” police official Tahir Ayub told AFP.

The two dead include a child and a 70-year-old man. The injured include five children and five women.

According to Express News correspondent Jahangir Shehzad, the blast was very intense and damaged a wall and a car parked nearby.

Bomb disposal squad has reached the spot and is searching the area for any possible secondary explosives planted by the perpetrators.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Yaida M
    Jun 21, 2012 - 7:37PM

    The country is falling apart in slow motion, it would seem.

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  • Jun 21, 2012 - 7:38PM

    “the two dead were young children”
    Poor kids.. got killed in the name of religion/god.

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  • adam
    Jun 21, 2012 - 9:04PM

    wats the point of killing people of other faiths- its obvious its not westerners but pakistanis killing other pakistanis

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  • Jun 22, 2012 - 12:28AM

    It is so sad to see innocent people getting killed, especially kids. Our condolences go out to the families of those killed, and we pray for the quick recovery of the injured. We have always said that terrorists have no religion or faith and that their only goal is to spread fear among the masses. That’s the reason you see them target public places on a regular basis.

    Terrorists have increased their attacks in recent months. It seems that they have been regrouping. We should regroup as well, and go after them with full force. We cannot deny that we have achieved great success through mutual cooperation. We have to go back to working together and take them on, so that innocent children, who have a bright future ahead of them, do not have their lives cut short by these terrorist attacks.

    Capt. Joseph Kreidel
    DET-United States Central Command
    http://www.centcom.mil/ur

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