Blast outside Iranian consulate in Peshawar kills two

Bomb attack outside the Iranian consulate in Peshawar killed two paramilitary soldiers and wounded ten others, Dawn reports

Blast outside Iranian consulate in Peshawar kills two

World Bulletin/News Desk

 A suspected suicide bomb attack outside the Iranian consulate in Peshawar Monday killed two paramilitary soldiers and wounded ten others, officials said.

According to a report by Dawn, the bombing took place in the up-market University Town area of the northwestern city of Pakistan, where many non-government organisations (NGOs) are also based.

Police sources said a suspicious vehicle stopped near a security checkpost near the Iranian consul-general’s office, following which a blast was witnessed.

“We have two bodies of paramilitary soldiers and ten wounded have been admitted to hospital,” Farhad Khan, a spokesman for Khyber Teaching Hospital where the casualties were taken told AFP.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Shaukat Yousafzai told reporters that Iranian consulate was the apparent target of the attackers.

No group has yet claimed responsibility.

Last Mod: 24 Şubat 2014, 15:59
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