Blast in Kohat leaves 6 dead, 17 others injured

Explosion took place in a passenger van near Peshawar Chowk, DSP says 5kg of explosive material was used


Web Desk/AFP October 04, 2014

KOHAT: A blast in a passenger van in Kohat on Saturday left five people dead and nine others injured, Express News reported.

"The blast occurred at a small bus stop in Kohat city. At least two vehicles were damaged in the explosion," Salim Khan Marwat, district police chief in Kohat, told AFP.

The injured were taken to District Hospital Kohat for medical treatment, where medical staff has said that several of the injured are in critical condition.

DSP City said that five kilogrammes of explosive material was used in the explosion which was detonated via remote control.

He added that two vehicles were also destroyed in the blast.

Police have closed the Kohat-Hangu Road completely and a search operation is underway.

In a separate incident, a blast took place in Tank near the vehicle of a leader of a peace committee. No casualty or loss of life was reported till the filing of this report.

Earlier today, a blast in Quetta left at least seven people injured.

COMMENTS (5)

Hafiz Muhammad Farooq | 7 years ago | Reply

Hi,

Only federal government through Army can control terrorism issues, tens of Khan can not solve this issue while sitting in KPK. However, normal crime rate has gone down since the arrival of Imran Khan.

My house was swept away by robbers in 2010, and local SHO was involved in robbery. This is what Punjab police is doing under Gullu Butts.

Regards Hafiz

Mamu | 7 years ago | Reply

Come on KPK Police. you can catch the culprits as you are no longer a GullU Butt Police. Please work day and night to trace these enemies through tracking technology and punish them severely. It is time to show that you are not a Gullu Butt police.

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