Grenade attack on Peshawar checkpost kills one policeman, injures 2

The dead and injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital for treatment.

Our Correspondent November 22, 2012

PESHAWAR: As Ashura nears, the attacks by terrorists on religious places and on law enforcement personnel have apparently stepped up as a grenade was chucked at a police checkpost in Peshawar on Thursday evening, killing one officer and injuring two others.

DSP Sajjad Khan told journalists that unidentified assailants had hurled a hand grenade at a security post set up near the Pahari Purah imambargah.

“A police official was killed while three others were injured who were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital,” DSP Khan said. He further added that other officers present at the site retaliated, but the assailants managed to flee.

Additional police units rushed to the site following the blast and cordoned off the area.

Earlier in the day, two bombs were found planted near Arbab Sikandar Khan Khalil flyover at Gulbahar. The bomb disposal squad (BDS) immediately reached the spot. BDS officials said that one of the bombs was defused whereas the other bomb was detonated using a robot, adding that both the bombs weighed up to three kilograms each.


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