Close Call: Blast damages bus, no loss reported

The passengers stepped out, a powerful explosion rocked the vehicle, leaving it severely damaged.


Our Correspondent July 18, 2013

PESHAWAR: A Daewoo passenger bus was damaged in a bomb blast on Ring Road, near the motorway, on Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately, no casualties were reported in the incident. The bus was en route to Lahore. When it reached the motorway on Ring Road after departing from the Daewoo bus terminal, unidentified accused reportedly attached a powerful magnet bomb to the vehicle. Fortunately, the driver spotted the device and vacated the bus in time. Soon after the passengers stepped out, a powerful explosion rocked the vehicle, leaving it severely damaged. A police official said around two kg of explosives had been used in the device.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2013.

 

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