Blast injures 6 near motorway interchange in Peshawar

Two cars were also destroyed due to the blast.

Web Desk July 19, 2012

PESHAWAR: Six people were injured in a blast near motorway interchange in Peshawar, Express News reported on Thursday.

Two cars were also destroyed as a result of the blast.

According to Express News correspondent Jehangir Shehzad, it was a remote-controlled bomb with explosives planted in a pressure cooker.

The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), present at the crime scene, said that the bomb was placed in a car.

After initial investigations, police said that the bomb was intended to target a security vehicle. However, the vehicle had passed by the bomb a few moments before the explosion and was not harmed.

The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

Earlier on July 12, a low intensity blast outside a cinema in Peshawar left eight people injured.

The explosion took place outside the Picture House Cinema on Cinema Road at a time when there were people inside the building watching a local Pashto film.


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