Suicide attack outside Peshawar madrassah kills 3

Attacker wanted to target madrassa manager: Rescue 1122


Afp/web Desk May 24, 2013
A screengrab shows the destroyed car. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS NEWS

PESHAWAR: Three people were killed and two others sustained injuries in a suicide attack on a madrassah in the Saeedabad area, Peshawar, reported Express News on Friday.

According to Rescue 1122 officials, manager of the madrassah Haji Inayatullah was the target of the attacker. Inayatullah remained unhurt as he was not present near the blast site.

The bomber detonated his explosive jacket close to Haji Hayatullah's car as worshippers were leaving a mosque following Friday prayers in the city's congested Faqirabad neighbourhood, local police chief Liaquat Ali said.
"The bomber blasted Haji Hayatullah's car from the right side, killing the driver and Hayatullah's guard," he said.

Senior police officer Khalid Hamdani confirmed the attack and the casualties.

The bomber carried about six kilograms of explosives.

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2:29pm

Windows of nearby houses were shattered due to the impact of the blast and residents came out on the streets in fear, reported Express News. 

The exact cause of the bombing is not yet known though it is speculated that a religious scholar was the target, reported Express News. 

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2:23pm

Three people were killed while two are injured, reported Express News .

The blast took place outside the gate of a Madrassa according to Express News. Injured people include those people inside the Madrassa along with pedestrians on the road.

The area surrounding the blast side is a residential area.

Police have taken control of the area and investigations are underway, reported Express News.

The blast took place 30 minutes after Friday prayers concluded.

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2:20pm

Three people were killed as a result of the blast. The injured are being shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

A car was damaged completely due to the intensity of the blast and initial reports suggest that the bomb was planted in a car.

There was a crowd of people in the area due to Friday prayers.

Rescue teams have been dispatched to the blast site.

COMMENTS (23)

Afghan | 8 years ago | Reply

Yesterday it was kabul and today its peshawar, tomorrow its again going to be in a province in Afghanistan and the other day again it would be KPK. what a shame its just pashtoons dying.

Baba Shakkari | 8 years ago | Reply

@Umer: "The world’s seventh largest army being defeated on its own soil by the rag tag Taliban does not make sense otherwise."

Any comment on Strongest army in the world failing for last 12 years, against rag tag Taliban???

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