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A policeman stands guard at the scene of a bomb attack in Peshawar.—Reuters
A policeman stands guard at the scene of a bomb attack in Peshawar.—Reuters

One person was killed in a suicide blast in Peshawar's Hayatabad area when the bomber targeted a vehicle carrying civil judges on Wednesday.

Civil Judge Asif Jadoon and three female judges of the lower judiciary were travelling in an official car in Hayatabad's Phase 5 area when an attacker on a motorcycle struck the front of the vehicle and exploded, killing the driver and injuring the four judges.

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.

A total of six persons were injured in the explosion and subsequently moved to the Hayatabad Medical Complex. An emergency was imposed at the hospital.

“About 15 kg of explosive was used in the suicide bomb blast targeting a van carrying Civil Judge Asif Jadoon and other judicial staff in Hayatabat Township,” said Peshawar police chief Tahir Khan.

The blast occurred as officials from the provincial government were expected to inaugurate the Out Patient Department (OPD) at the Hayatabad Medical Complex. Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and other senior party leaders were expected to attend the ceremony.

The Peshawar Development Authority office, the Shaukat Khanum Hospital, educational institutions, and several private and government offices are located in the area.

Second suicide attack in a day

Earlier in the day, at least three personnel of the Khasadar force and two civilians were killed in a suicide attack in Mohmand Agency's Ghalanai tehsil on Wednesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

A security officer stands alert at the site of a bombing in Ghalanai area of Mohmand.—AP.
A security officer stands alert at the site of a bombing in Ghalanai area of Mohmand.—AP.

Three others were injured in the attack, sources in the political administration said.

A suicide bomber had tried to enter a housing colony of the local political administration. When he was stopped by Khasadar personnel, the militant blew himself up outside the main gate of the colony, the sources said.

The proscribed Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JA) group claimed responsibility for the Mohmand attack in a statement emailed to journalists.

Comments (97) Closed

TN Feb 15, 2017 04:03pm

After Departure of Gen. Raheel all terrorist again come out. Gen. Bajwa please be awake, otherwise all will spoil soon ?

Taimur Feb 15, 2017 04:03pm

Military leadership should have continued with the same aggressive stance against militants as was done by Gen Raheel. It seems that the terrorists have re-organized.

Nasir Feb 15, 2017 04:10pm

These monsters have awoken again now first Lahore Then Quetta and now Peshawar. May allah bless our country.

South Asia Feb 15, 2017 04:11pm

Another Zarb-E-Azb needed. Once totally clear, Pakistan will become competitive in economics.

Wesseling Feb 15, 2017 04:09pm

May the God help Pakistan

Iqbal Khan Feb 15, 2017 04:10pm

We need Raheel Sharif back sooner than later.

sidharth Feb 15, 2017 04:11pm

Only the Commoners Suffer a lot,be it Pakistan or India! the politicians just enjoy and shed crocodile tears. Prayers from India.

waseem akram Feb 15, 2017 04:13pm

3rd province under attack, are they planning 4th one in Sindh? God forbid!

JA Feb 15, 2017 04:15pm


Awais Feb 15, 2017 04:15pm

New wave of terror is coming with departure of GRS, May Allah help us.

nuzhat shireen Feb 15, 2017 04:15pm

army should taken all situation under control .

Gaf Feb 15, 2017 04:16pm

Terrorist related incidents on the raise once again.

Roshni Feb 15, 2017 04:17pm

Oh no! May Allah have mercy on all victims

D.K. PAMNANI Feb 15, 2017 04:21pm

See the situation in Pakistan. Every day, there is a blast. Civilian people are dying. Do something to curb the terrorism.

hussain rehber Feb 15, 2017 04:19pm

When will it end Chaudhary Nisar Sb? Where is NAP? Nation ask these questions.

Abdul rehman Feb 15, 2017 04:25pm

It is nothing to do with gen raheel or gen bajwa. The mindset of the radical people has to change.

Sohail Feb 15, 2017 04:27pm

I agree with the respondents. Change in military leadership caused all this. COAS should act immediately.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Feb 15, 2017 04:29pm

When the focus of the government is only to hide their corruption. This was bound to happen. The people of Pakistan need to get rid of this corrupt government before its too late. My heart cries for the victims. May God have mercy on Pakistan.

Haider Feb 15, 2017 04:30pm

Ch Nisar must resign from his position as he has not right to head ministry of interior. The fostered terrorists in punjab are causing this disruption in the country. Can army eliminate them without compromising with the government.

AwaN Feb 15, 2017 04:32pm

Since it happened in KP so no one will find Imran Khan for a while. Will Imran Khan will call for the rangers operation in KP as well just like he stated for Sindh and Punjab?.

MuhammaD zafar iQbal Feb 15, 2017 04:33pm

Yesterday on blast at lahore this man IK was criticising Punjab police and was praising of his model police , what nonsense he was uttering now the same tregdy has happened there though it is condemnedable and unfortunate but mere criticism by this IK is also condemnable.

Dynamite Feb 15, 2017 04:35pm

@TN - Army or any other institution cannot be people dependent....Policies and procedures must be robust enough to stop such incidents

isb Feb 15, 2017 04:41pm

Shame on PMLN Gov.

The end is near Feb 15, 2017 04:40pm

No Life is safe in Pakistan. Corrupt rulers are doing nothing except loot-maar.

gungo Feb 15, 2017 04:42pm

What is going on? It seems barbarians have came back.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Feb 15, 2017 04:45pm

@MuhammaD zafar iQbal : Are you trying to say that PML-N and their allies wanted to prove a point to IK? So first the innocent pharmacist and now IK?

saleem Amjad Feb 15, 2017 04:43pm

Don't know how to react upon it where is our army & agencies?

Alba Feb 15, 2017 04:47pm

If they are killing your judges the Pak army must destroy them - no questions asked. This is an another attack on your government. Stop them now

Mudassar Feb 15, 2017 04:48pm

We need to bomb these monsters in Afghanistan. Bajwa need to continue with the same zeal like Raheel otherwise all gains will go to waste. Bring back the military courts and if politicians cant agree on this just do it Bajwa anyway.

RAHIM Feb 15, 2017 04:48pm

Anywhere in the world when a terrorist attack happens people question the government. Weird that people here are questioning the COAS.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 15, 2017 04:46pm

@sidharth Thank you yaar, truth spoken here. We are so unlucky because politicians are just out for themselves. I do see Narendra and Imran as honest people, but Narendra infuses hate to attain success and this is sad as love is the only answer. Thank you once again yaar or one would say in Peshawar in Pashto Dera dera meharbani mara :)

Syed F. Hussaini Feb 15, 2017 04:47pm

Lahore, Quetta, South Waziristan, Mohmand, Peshawar...five incidents in less than four days might lead us into another NAP for another few years.

Mian Feb 15, 2017 04:52pm

Get rid of these sick minds.

DIL DIL PAKISTAN Feb 15, 2017 04:50pm

Gen Bajwa is Cool and calm to combat terrorism and terrorists need Gen Raheel

Asraf Feb 15, 2017 04:55pm

Horrible security condition. Worst.

Truth Feb 15, 2017 04:54pm

Here we go again.
RIP - NAP!!!

Usman Chaudhri Feb 15, 2017 04:57pm

Sad yet another wake-up call. Is it all starting again ? I hope not, no doubt the government is just busy saving it-self from all corruption scandals. They won't care about whatever happens to this country.

Rahul Feb 15, 2017 04:55pm

@Nasir - "first Lahore Then Quetta and now Peshawar"

Also somewhere in Mohmand this very morning.

ABE Feb 15, 2017 04:59pm

Notice the deafening silence from our Royal PM!

inept and indifferent.

khanm Feb 15, 2017 04:59pm

interesting comments, don't know why we make some one larger than life, Raheel Sharif did what he was paid for. seeing what ever happened in his era and he kept his silence, speaks a volume..folks.. The biggest problem of terrorism will never go away unless we are determined to know the root cause of one wants to talk about.. by surgery removing the cancerous area will not remove the cancer. we need to remove the cell that causes the cancer..We do have to address the grievances that terrorists exploit, including economic grievances ,Poverty alone does not cause a person to become a terrorist, any more than poverty alone causes somebody to become a criminal.” “Terrorist groups are all too happy to step into a void. They offer salaries to their foot soldiers so they can support their families. Sometimes they offer social services — schools, health clinics , What our local government has provided for far to eliminate the poverty, providing health, to even lent a listening ears.

kh Feb 15, 2017 05:01pm

However am not a big fan of PSL because of najam . But as soon as PSL announced final in Lahore subsequently blast followed . That tells you enemies are watching closely then you think. Finish this for once and all.

JA Feb 15, 2017 05:04pm

NAP means "No Action in Punjab"

Hussain Ghassingi Feb 15, 2017 05:04pm

Momentum lost in mid way after departure of GR.An obvious and vast difference can be witnessed in military/political leadership in dealing the saga of NAP.

Bhai Feb 15, 2017 05:07pm

Very sad,

Mian M Amin(Old Ravian) Feb 15, 2017 05:09pm

These attacks are now growing in frequency and ferocity . All agencies are on perpetual alert and the vital role of Intel calls for Public alertness and cooperation .This apparently is the weakest link and we need to do some serious effort to elicit public education here .

Kannadiga Feb 15, 2017 05:16pm

All of a sudden ... Why this many suicide attack in Pakistan..?

the end is near Feb 15, 2017 05:17pm

No action against TTP and Jamat-ul-Ahrar is being taken. Government is waiting for more attacks and more deaths.

trump Feb 15, 2017 05:20pm

Enough is enough. I hate to say this but it's about time we build a wall along the Durand line

Brar Feb 15, 2017 05:26pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN No dear brother you are mistaken I never voted for him but he is not a hate monger people voted for his policies I pray whole heartedly for return of peace and progress in Pakistan, RIp

Hidden agenda Feb 15, 2017 05:27pm

@Kannadiga it's not rocket science. All the economic indicators were showing positive for Pakistan and somebody does not want that. Figure out who? That's international affairs for you.

hasrat Feb 15, 2017 05:40pm

This menace wasn't created overnight. It won't be wiped out easy. But, state has to focus on youth and their welfare by promoting education and training.

Muhammad Arshad Feb 15, 2017 05:49pm

Sad Incident, Govt, Army should find the culprits responsible and punish them servery.

Fahad Feb 15, 2017 05:47pm


Nap os taking a Nap

ashok Feb 15, 2017 05:50pm

What the heck is happening in Pakistan? Stop blaming others and do something fast before its too late.

Arslan Feb 15, 2017 06:00pm

Another attack today! Our government and opposition leaders are busy in replying the each other arguments. After Panama hearing everything will be at right position!

afnan Feb 15, 2017 06:07pm

dears all ,, this is a time to response prompt and specially to the mob stayed well in cross boarder area ,, dont keep the high tech weapons for decoration ,, this the time to strike back ,,

Syam Feb 15, 2017 06:18pm

Pak Army, crush the terrorism from grass roots

Md. Nasrul Feb 15, 2017 06:17pm

@TN It's the responsibility of government to provide this kind of security.

Adnan Jidaker Feb 15, 2017 06:45pm

Only option is hot pursuit against terrorists in Afghanistan

Mian M Amin(Old Ravian) Feb 15, 2017 06:53pm

@trump call it a wall or an electronic fence ,with quick reaction force to shoot all violaltors.

Usman Ahmad Feb 15, 2017 07:02pm

Banning valentines day is not the solution. Banning extremism and extremists is the solution to Pakistan's problems.

Ashraf Feb 15, 2017 07:06pm

Indians must stop interference with our issues. This is extremely wrong.

Shan Feb 15, 2017 07:13pm

Forget about these attacks already it's a normal daily thing. We need to focus on Panama leaks. And how CPEC going to be game changer.

MUHAMMAD Feb 15, 2017 07:21pm

@ashok, dont you think that sudden burst in attacks in just 48 hours are something supicious?! just blaming pakistan on thisone is pretty naive. PSL was nearly set to have its finals in lahore and then suddenly an attack there. CPEC constuction going full swing and sudden attacks in balochistan and KPK. Its obvious that these have been conducted by those who dont want to see pakistan prosper and may (i am not saying for sure they do but may) have links and support from countries who are not in favor of pakistan these days. Same goes for many attacks in india

Dear indians and pakistanis open your eyes. Its pretty naive of you guys to think that terrorism in ur own country is the work of the enemy country while if the same happens in the enemy country is the outcome of their own ills. Intelligence agencies have many responsibilities and proxy war is one of them. All this can only stop if we all acknowledge and stand up against this proxy war menace and demand our agencies to stop targeting the other. I am not saying that each and every attack in pakistan is done by india or viceversa but many significant ones are and lets not start asking proofs as deep down we all know that our agencies are responsible to some extent or other in the other country either doing the attack directly or supporting millitant wings in eachother's lands. Peace for all

Aamir Feb 15, 2017 07:21pm

@kh in my opinion it taking pace because operation against them in the offing mainly because of Trump factor and his hard hit policies

GP65 Feb 15, 2017 07:27pm

@kh "However am not a big fan of PSL because of najam . But as soon as PSL announced final in Lahore subsequently blast followed . " Stop your conspiracy theories. This was announced by Sethi almost a month back. Also what about last year when far more people were killed during eastern bombing and Quetta hospital bombing?

GP65 Feb 15, 2017 07:33pm

Condolences on these senseless deaths.

Genghis Khan Feb 15, 2017 07:35pm

Sad state of affairs; Nobody is safe in Pakistan. Eliminate all terrorists, both good and bad. There is no alternate solution.

Bikram Feb 15, 2017 07:38pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Dear Bro whatever you are saying is understandable except what you have a perception about PM Modi. PM Modi wants peace and business with Pakistan that's why he went Pakistan, called PM NS on his swearing ceremony. India wants Pakistan to stop terrorism in Kashmir and give us a way to middle east countries and reap the profit through business. In that way, there will a win-win situation for both countries.

jana Feb 15, 2017 07:38pm

You can kill people but you can't kill the ideology that's what hurting Pakistani people day to day life so please eradicate all the terrorists .There is no good and bad in killing people.

Sameer Feb 15, 2017 07:44pm

Please bring back Raheel.

Alagia Sundaram Feb 15, 2017 07:44pm

When India & Pakistan Stop this Proxy war (killing each other using terrorists) . Both countries have no mercy about the people.God only give the answer for it.

MSR Feb 15, 2017 07:42pm

@GP65 "Stop your conspiracy theories. This was announced by Sethi almost a month back."

U cant expect the attack to happen the very next day do u? One month is an ample time to plan an attack and had this had no correlation with PSL then they would have done the attack after the finals not just few weeks before it.

@rana Feb 15, 2017 07:46pm

"zarb-e-politics" is needed more than everbefore because our civil and political administration seem to be in hiatus mode without any future planning. Now, it is the onus of our political administration to play its card sagaciously and much more wisely. We need to candidly send massage to our afghan counterparts to stop providing sanctuaries to these mercenaries and non-state actors.Furthermore, it is momentous now that our foreign office should play it role and give India a shut up call to stop meddling into Pakistan's affairs.

Genghis Khan Feb 15, 2017 07:48pm

Control extremism; Terrorism will automatically vanish.

Me Feb 15, 2017 07:49pm

Pakistan won't come out of terrorism until it's stop the concept of good and bad terrorists.

Genghis Khan Feb 15, 2017 07:56pm

Pakistan is a very beautiful country; Extremism and terrorism has ruined it.

Syed ZafaR Kazmi U.S.A Feb 15, 2017 07:59pm

Congrats Choudhry Nisar and Rana Sanaullah on your successes: one after the other and many others to follow with your open patronage in full swing for the Punjab haven of terrorists.

Mohamed Feb 15, 2017 07:58pm

@me "Pakistan won't come out of terrorism until it's stop the concept of good and bad terrorists."

and u guys wont come out of kashmir headache till u dont realize that the kashmirs are genuinely not happy with u and admit your own law enforcement agencies mistakes and atrocracies. Nobody is a saint here if we have our ills then u have ur own too so stop preaching us and get ur house in order. P.S its obvious that these attacks have been done by those who dont want to see pakistna prosper and have already been banned and black listed here so most probably they might be getting support form countries/agencies who want to isolate pakistan.

Syed ZafaR Kazmi U.S.A Feb 15, 2017 08:02pm

@Nasir How can He bless in the presence of Choudhry Nisar and the Rana Sanaullah

ADD (Canada) Feb 15, 2017 08:03pm

@kh These blast are occurring not because of PSL coming to Lahore. It is just a coincidence. If it was it would have been much closer to the date of the final. The terrorist are regrouping due to all the corruption in the land of the pure. Prime time for them. They need to be destroyed all over the world. So when any country tries to kill even one terrorist, praise them, don't find fault with them.

Syed ZafaR Kazmi U.S.A Feb 15, 2017 08:06pm

@sidharth Thank you for the good wishes. Politicians especially that Pakistan has are the well deserved & well earned wrath of God but unfortunately that wrath has so far targeted the common people. But not to despair, pretty soon it is going to swallow the brutal oppressors in the garb of leaders

amir azam Feb 15, 2017 08:14pm

Another wave of terrorist’s attacks makes the mockery of our agencies and their ability to rein in the terrorists.

Sameer Feb 15, 2017 08:24pm

@MuhammaD zafar iQbal imran is NOT the PM. His Majesty Chaudary Nawaz Sharif is.

CHandra Feb 15, 2017 08:33pm

Very sad state in sub-continent,

AHA Feb 15, 2017 08:54pm

Sad. Rest in peace.

wATANPARASTH Feb 15, 2017 08:59pm

Rest in peace for the departed soul

Mohammad Shehryar Feb 15, 2017 10:32pm

Security must be our first priority, every Loss can be recovered only life.

Waaris Feb 15, 2017 10:50pm

What is going on in our country? Complete lawlessness! Incompetency of the government to restore law and order!

SNB Feb 15, 2017 11:19pm

This is the result of radicalising a society for political gain. I hope that India would learn from this.

M Jamal Feb 15, 2017 11:34pm

Incompetence and nepotism at the highest level.Such a great country but the ruling class for their ulterior motives have ruined us.

Hopeful Feb 16, 2017 12:06am

Wipe them out

Peace Feb 16, 2017 12:20am

Just concentrate on defining terorism first, everything then start working on it's own. Basic is needed for every strong decision. India is with those innocent who lost their life.

jarredlee34 Feb 16, 2017 01:38am

Its all linked to Panama leaks case. Judges are being warned that if the decision is against PML-N then judges might lose their life. It is so simple to understand the height of corruption. NS will do anything to remain in power. Have people forgotten what happened in KP school during dharna in ISB?

Anu Feb 16, 2017 07:51am

Good terrorist bad terrorist policy reaping devastating results from Pakistan.

Shah Feb 16, 2017 08:28am

Bring back Gen Raheel Sharif as incharge of security.

Ali Vazir Feb 16, 2017 03:09pm

When will we wake up to root out the militants' financers, supporters, and all those elements with so-called 'soft corner' for this butchers? Should there by any 'soft corner' for these killers of humanity? These are the real culprits. Damn them.