Six killed in Battagram blast

July 11, 2011

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Rescue teams were on their way to the site of the explosion. — Photo by AFP

PESHAWAR: At least six people, including three police officials, were killed and 10 others were wounded in an explosion in Battagram on Monday, DawnNews reported.

The bomb attack targeted a public meeting due to be addressed by cabinet minister Amir Muqam, officials said.

Initial reports said Mr Muqam, minister without portfolio from the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid party, was not at the venue when the bomb exploded.

Rescue teams were on their way to the site of the explosion.