Friday, January 18, 2008

Blast in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Ten persons were killed and several others injured in a suicide bomb blast in an Imam Bargah here in Mohala Jangi area of Kohati on Thursday.
Police has confirmed deaths of 8 persons.
Spokesman, Federal Interior Ministry, Javed Iqbal Cheema confirmed that the blast was a suicide attack.
He said the suicide bomber was stopped by security personnel at the entrance of the Imam Bargah when he shot two gun fires and then blew himself up, killing 10 persons. Is reported that as many as 23 persons were injured.
However, Inspector General, NWFP, Dreshak said it would be premature to call the blast a suicide attack.
A majlis was underway at the time when the huge explosion occurred.
The blast could be an act of terrorism, said the officials.
Police has cordoned off the blast site while rescue activities are being carried out.

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