Explosion in Peshawar: 1 killed, 3 injured

Published: September 3, 2010
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One policeman was killed and two injured in an explosion at Ring road in Peshawar. PHOTO: PPI

One policeman was killed and two injured in an explosion at Ring road in Peshawar. PHOTO: PPI

PESHAWAR: One policeman was killed and two injured in an explosion at Ring road in Peshawar on Friday morning.

The explosion occurred next to a police van. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the blast may have occurred due to an improvised explosive device (IED), according to the bomb disposal squad.

The injured have been shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital.  This is the second attack on a police van in the last three days.

Peshawar has seen incidents of violence in the recent past. On August 28, a confrontation between militants and security forces close to the US consulate had paralysed the city in fear. The four terrorists who were being taken to another facility had overpowered their guards and took them hostage after snatching their weapons. The day long hostage drama ended when the militants surrendered to military authorities on Saturday.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • eraj danish
    Sep 3, 2010 - 1:20PM

    The Taliban have a strong hold in Peshawar and their activities need to be minimized in this city. It is yet the most affected city by the war on terror.Recommend

  • Sultan Ahmed.
    Sep 3, 2010 - 3:18PM

    Oh,
    our brave police man,
    God bless you .Recommend

  • AA.KJ
    Sep 3, 2010 - 4:53PM

    Pakistan ka Allah hee hafizRecommend

  • Yusaf Khan
    Sep 4, 2010 - 5:47AM

    Honestly we cannot afford to beat around the bush any more. We need to ruthlessly deal with these Taliban fascists no matter where they are. We have to fight dirty, a lot dirtier than the Taliban. I mean death squads and kidnappings of family members. We need to use Saddam Hussain tactics where whole tribes who are in collusion with terrorists are wiped out. We should not take any prisoners. This is a fitna and it should be dealt with viciously.Recommend

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