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10 injured in Peshawar blast: police official

Says it occurred close to a police checkpost

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 14, 2020 | Last Updated: 11 months ago
Posted: Jan 14, 2020 | Last Updated: 11 months ago
10 injured in Peshawar blast: police official

Police and rescue personnel are on the crime scene. Photo by author

At least 10 people received minor injuries after a “locally made” bomb went off near a police check-post in Peshawar’s Karkhano area Tuesday evening, a senior police official said.

SSP Operations Zahoor Afridi told SAMAA TV that none of the victims was seriously injured.

The injured, who also included a policeman, were shifted to Hayatabad Medical Complex.

“It appears to be a locally made thing [bomb],” SSP Afridi said, adding that the bomb disposal squad was collecting evidence from the scene.

The check-post is located close to the Khyber district and usually manned by dozens of baton-carrying personnel, the official added.

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