PESHAWAR: A suicide blast near a house in Peshawar's Essa Khel Garhi area on Monday killed four women and wounded three others, police said.

SSP Najeeb, who oversees police operations in Peshawar, said that a raid was conducted in Essa Khel area near Chamkani upon receiving information regarding the presence of suspicious persons.

During the operation a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the house, he said.

Area residents said a few women were present at the house where Quran khwani (funeral prayers) were being held at the time of the explosion.

Senior official of the bomb disposal squad Shafqat Malik said six kilograms of high-grade explosives and pellets were used in the blast.

Separately, unknown motorcyclists gunned down three school teachers in Kach Banda area of Hangu district when they were on their way home following school duty.

District Police Officer Iftikhar Ahmed confirmed that three teachers of Government Primary School Kach Banda were shot dead.

In an unrelated incident, two brothers were killed as rivals clashed in Umarabad area of the Hangu, police said.

A polio vaccination team also came under attack in Khyber agency on Monday. Three people were reported to be injured in the attack in Landi Kotal area of the tribal region.

Further details of the incident were unavailable at the time the filing of this report.

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Ghani K
February 10, 2014 5:17 pm

And we still want to negotiate with 10th century bandits! School teachers gunned down,why can't government go after their leaders ? To start with, hang those who have been caught.

F Adeel
February 10, 2014 8:46 pm

How can one negotiate with a group who kills innocent women who belong to the noblest of professions? Is there any one listening or this a cry in the wilderness?

John Syed
February 10, 2014 8:52 pm

All the crime scenes are marked with a tape stating Dont Enter Crime Scene. Since when Urdu was replaced with English. It appears People understand English better than Urdu or the slavish state of mind still persists.

February 10, 2014 9:01 pm

What's happening in Pakistan? Why is this almost a daily occurrence? In India, there are riots since we do have Hindus & Muslims and sometimes there are problems. But Pakistan is almost a 100% Islamic state.

Amir Bangash
February 10, 2014 9:55 pm

A very sad incident and I must say that those trying to destabilize Pakistan by terrorism will ultimately have to pay heavily for their follies because destabilize Pakistan is in no one’s interest. They must think over it and stop this madness immediately.

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