Blast in Peshawar injures nine

Published Jan 31, 2013 05:12am

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The image shows law enforcement officials at the site of a blast in northwest Pakistan. — File photo

PESHAWAR: A blast targeting a police van on Jinnah Park road  near Peshawar's Jinnah Park injured at least nine persons on Thursday.

Security and emergency teams rushed to the site.

The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital where their condition was reported to be out of danger.

Nine vehicles, including the targeted police van, were damaged in the blast.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Circle Sajjad Khan said that the bomb was either planted or was magnetically attached to the mobile van, adding that the bomb disposal squad had confirmed the use of half a kilogram of explosive material used in the making of the device.

DSP Khan further said that no police personnel were injured in the blast.

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