Peshawar: Two killed, 18 injured in Hayatabad blast

At the very least two folks had been killed on Wednesday in an explosion in Peshawar’s Hayatabad space.
An explosion occurred exterior the Peshawar Improvement Authority (PDA) workplace in Peshawar. The character of the blast is just not but identified.
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The blast apparently focused a authorities van (A-5597), whereas it was on its approach to Judges Colony within the metropolis.
Operations SSP Sajjad Khan mentioned the van was carrying a choose’s household when the blast occurred, killing not less than two folks and injuring three others.
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Preliminary investigations present it was a suicide blast and the attacker who hit the automobile was on a bike, the Hayatabad ASP mentioned.
One of many deceased was recognized as Khurshid, whereas the injured included Asifa, Rabia and Tehreema, in response to Rescue 1122.
The injured additionally included Civil Choose Asif Jadoon and three feminine judges who had been travelling in the identical van.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed duty for the assault.

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