Child among three injured in Peshawar IED explosion

Security officials say IED was most likely targetting an FC convoy

Our Correspondent July 08, 2015
Representational image. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: Three people, including a child, were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in the Achini area of Peshawar on Wednesday morning, Frontier Corps (FC) officials told The Express Tribune.

Security officials said that that the IED was most likely targeting an FC vehicle as it went off as soon as the convoy passed the area.

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“The explosion took place after the convoy had passed,” the official said, adding that they had reports of a “child being injured."

Rescue officials said that the child was rushed to a hospital nearby. Following the explosion, police cordoned off the area and an investigation is underway.

Earlier on June 23, a security official was killed while six others were injured when an IED targeted their vehicle in in Mir Ali, North Waziristan.

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According to a security official, the incident occurred in Madi Khel area of North Waziristan.

The IED, planted by unidentified militants, went off at about 7pm when security officials were on a routine patrol in the area. The security official added that their vehicle was also damaged in the blast.

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