Grenade attack injures eight in Peshawar

February 16, 2012

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At least eight people, including five soldiers, were wounded in the incident.—File Photo

PESHAWAR: Unidentified assailants attacked a security forces’ armoured vehicle using a hand grenade in Peshawar’s suburban area of Bara Qadeem on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

At least eight people, including five soldiers, were wounded in the incident.

According to District Coordination Officer (DCO) Siraj Ahmed, the attack happened when the soldier were bringing food for their companions.  The militants hurled a hand grenade at the armoured vehicle, said Siraj, as a result of which five soldiers and three other people were wounded.

The injured were reportedly transferred to a hospital following the incident.