Pakistan: 12 injured in suicide blast in Nowshera

Nowshera, Pakistan Published: May 18, 2018, 01:54 PM(IST)

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At least 12 people, including six security forces personnel, were injured in a suicide blast in Nowshera on Thursday.

As per Pak media, the explosive device had targeted a government vehicle near Kutchehry Chowk.

District Police Officer Shahzad Nadeem Bukhari confirmed the number of wounded and said that one of the suicide attackers was motor-borne.

He further informed that the vehicle was travelling from Rawalpindi to Peshawar at the time of the attack.

Further spokesperson of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Shaukat Yousafzai confirmed the blast to be a suicide attack. 

He added that the bomb contained around 5 kilograms of explosive materials.

The wounded were admitted to District Headquarters Hospital Nowshera and the Combined Military Hospital.

The latest suicide attack comes days after a policeman was martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Bannu district.

Six people, including two policemen, were injured when the remote-controlled bomb went off near a police van. 

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