TTP claims IED attack on police van in Peshawar

Updated April 24, 2015

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Police officials collect evidences after IED blast occurred near Police Station Gul Bahar at GT Road. — APP
Police officials collect evidences after IED blast occurred near Police Station Gul Bahar at GT Road. — APP
Views of venue as the police staffs and rescuers are busy in 
inspecting the site and collecting evidences after a bomb blast target police van near Gulbahar Police Station in Peshawar. -PPI
Views of venue as the police staffs and rescuers are busy in inspecting the site and collecting evidences after a bomb blast target police van near Gulbahar Police Station in Peshawar. -PPI

PESHAWAR: At least five security personnel were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on a van of the police's Quick Response Force in Peshawar's Gulbahar area on Friday morning.

A police official said the quick response force van was on a routine patrol when the IED planted on a roadside detonated. As a result, five members of the force were injured.

Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) spokesman Muhammad Khorasani in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU), two kilogrammes of explosives were used in the remote-controlled blast.

The BDU said the IED was planted under a bridge and was hidden among flower pots.

The injured were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital for treatment where a policeman was reported to be in critical condition.

Police cordoned off the area immediately after the blast and started an investigation into the incident.