PESHAWAR: Additional Inspector General Headquarters Ashraf Noor and his gunman were killed and two others wounded in a powerful bomb attack in Peshawar area of Hayatabad on Friday.
According to police, the blast took place near Tatara Park located in the city area of Hayatabad Phase-2. The vehicle of the police was completely damaged in the attack. The vehicle caught fire after the blast.
The blast was so powerful that the windowpanes of the passing vehicles also broke and the nearby trees caught fire.
According to police, Noor was on his way to office from home when a motorbike bomber targeted his car.
Talking to media, CCPO Peshawar Tahir Khan confirmed it was a suicide bomber who blew himself up by ramming his motorcycle into the officer’s double-cabin.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the attack and expressed his condolences. He ordered the authorities to provide best available assistance to the injured.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan also condemned the terrorist attack and termed them as tactics of cowards.