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Senior officer among 3 killed in Peshawar suicide attack

Senior officer among 3 killed in Peshawar suicide attack

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Jul 17, 2017 - 12:48

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): At least three paramilitary soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday morning, police said.

Nine people, including two security men, were wounded in the explosion that occurred near the Bagh-i-Naran Chowk of Hayatabad, Superintendent of Police Imran Malik said.

The proscribed insurgent group Tehreek-i-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement.

The attacker on a motorcycle targeted an FC convoy travelling from its camp in Hayatabad to the headquarters in Qila Bala Hesar, the police officer told journalists.

Up to 12 kilograms of explosives were used by the bomber, who was riding a Honda CG125 bike, SSP (Operations) Sajjad Khan said.

The dead included a major while a third FC official succumbed to his injuries at hospital. Two vehicles in the convoy were damaged by the explosion. The injured were evacuated to the Hayatabad Medical Complex.

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