Blast damages shrine in Peshawar

November 04, 2012


PESHAWAR, Nov 3: Suspected militants blew up a portion of the historical Phandu Baba shrine in the suburban area of Peshawar on Saturday evening.

However, police failed to decide if the scene of occurrence was situated in the limits of Badhber police station or it fell in the jurisdiction of Chamkani police station.

A police official of the rural circle said that explosives were planted on the premises of the shrine that went off at 7:45pm. The entire building was damaged in the blast but there was no report of casualties, he added.

Officials of Chamkani police station, when contacted, said the area fell in the jurisdiction of Badhber police station.

The Badhber police also didn’t provide any information about the blast.

No case was registered till filing of this report owing to jurisdiction dispute between the two police stations.

MAN KILLED: One person was killed and his house got damaged in an explosion at Wadpaga village on the outskirts of Peshawar on Saturday.

The officials of Chamkani police station said that the blast took place at about 10am. The blast site was away from the main population, they added.

DSP Fazl Wahid Khan said that Omar was injured seriously in the blast. He succumbed to his injuries when he was being shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

The DSP said that the victim’s father was taken into custody for interrogation because they had dumped 22 shells of mortar and about 1,000 kilograms of explosives inside the building.

The victim’s family, he said, belonged to Kajori area of Khyber Agency and it was yet to be ascertained as if the deceased was associated with militants or not.