PESHAWAR: At least 12 people including six personnel belonging to the Khasadar Force and an Aaj News’ journalist were killed and over 24 others wounded in a bomb blast near a security checkpost situated close to the Karkhano Market area, Aaj News reported.
According to the reports, that was a suicide blast which targeted the vehicle of Line Officer-Haji Nawab Shah.
The dead bodies and injured have been shifted to Hayatabad Medical complex. An emergency has been imposed there. Police and rescue services have reached the spot and area has been cordoned off.
A reporter on the field said that the suicide bomber belonged to Khyber Agency. The blast left a large number of vehicles damaged. 10 Kg explosives material was used in the blast, reports claimed.
Aaj TV’s journalist Mehboob Khan Afridi was also killed in the blast.
On Monday, another attack on Security official van was reported in Quetta in which six security official martyred.