PESHAWAR: A powerful blast that rocked the vehicle of former Nazim Faheem, killed two of his guards and injured two others in the city area of Badhabeer, SAMAA reports Tuesday.
According to police sources, the blast damaged the vehicle owned by former nazim known for his anti-Taliban stance and efforts. The bodies and the injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital where emergency has been declared.
The attack took place in Bazidkhel village on the outskirts of Peshawar a day after a bomb hidden in a toy killed a mother and wounded three young children in the Nasir Bagh area on the edge of the city.
The presumed target, Muhammad Fahim, who heads a local anti-Taliban militia, was not in the vehicle at the time of the attack and so was not hurt, police said.
"A suicide bomber blew himself up near the vehicle of Muhammad Fahim, head of the local anti-Taliban peace force, killing his two security guards and wounding two others," senior local police official Shafiullah Khan said.
Another local police official, Shaukat Khan, confirmed the attack and casualties, and said all four security guards were policemen. SAMAA/ AGENCIES