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PESHAWAR: At least two people were killed and seven injured on Saturday when a bomb exploded near a mosque in Kohat, a southern city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said

Police officials said the bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked near the mosque and a temporary bus-stand in Kacha Pakka area on Kohat’s Hangu road.

Kohat District Police Officer Dilawar Bangash told reporters that the explosion was carried out through a remote-controlled device.

“Between four to five kilograms of explosive material was used in the bomb. I can confirm the death of two people and seven people were injured,” he said.

The bomb exploded just as worshipers were coming out of the mosque after offering Zuhr prayers.

The injured were shifted to the district headquarters hospital, where officials said the condition of some of the wounded was critical.

The powerful explosion also damaged nearby shops.

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ishrat salim
Jul 11, 2013 05:26pm

Where are those bomb detection & vehicle mounted X ray machines to detect bombs imported from China by previous govt which Mr Rehman Malik use to boast cost tax payers Rs 230 million....? we all seem to have forgotten this ?

Jul 11, 2013 10:04pm

'Blast kills two'. Two what? For God's sake start publishing names and pictures of people so that these terrorist acts become more personal to people who read about them. Give it a human dimension. Star defeating these militants and their inhumanity.