Blast inside Peshawar shrine

October 16, 2014


— White Star
— White Star

PESHAWAR: A bomb blast took place on the premises of a shrine at Peshtakhara in the suburbs of Peshawar on Wednesday, but no one was hurt in the explosion.

The shrine of Syed Abdul Qudoos Shah commonly known as Hazrat Baba is located in the graveyard near Peshtakhara police station.

A complainant Iftikhar Ali Shah told local police said that the bomb had been packed in a black plastic bag.

“I usually come to the shrine in the afternoon for cleanliness but on Wednesday arrived two hours before routine. I saw a black shopper beside the saint’s grave and upon checking found a mobile phone and explosives in it,” he said.

The complainant said that he left the packet on the same place and ran out of the premises, but as he came out a huge blast took place. He said that no one was hurt in the blast as the shrine was deserted at that time.

Published in Dawn, October 16th, 2014