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22nd July 2018

Explosion in Peshawar city leaves at least 20 dead, several wounded


Explosion in Peshawar city leaves at least 20 dead, several wounded

At least twenty people were killed and thirty others sustained injuries in an explosion likely triggered by a suicide attack in Peshawar city of Pakistan.

The incident took place late on Tuesday in Yakatook area of Peshawar targeting a leader of Awami National Party Haroon Bilour.

Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Qazi Jameel has said Bilour has been killed along with at least nineteen others in the attack and at least thirty others have sustained injuries.

The officials have not confirmed the type of the explosion however the eyewitnesses in the area have said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives when Mr. Bilour arrived in a gathering organized for the elections.

Bilour reportedly sustained injuries in the attack and later died in the hospital where he was underoing treatment.

Another senior police official Safqat Malik has said preliminary reports indicate it was suicide attack and the target was ANP leader Haaroon Bilour.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

A similar attack in 2013 left at least 15 people dead with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claiming responsibility behind the attack.

Source: Khama

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