IED blast in Pakistan's Peshawar injures six, including woman; police say 8-10 kg of explosive material used

At least six people, including a woman, sustained injuries in an IED blast that took place in Kali Bari market area of Peshawar city on Saturday. The explosive material was kept inside a car that was parked near a mosque.

Asian News International January 05, 2019 15:19:38 IST
IED blast in Pakistan's Peshawar injures six, including woman; police say 8-10 kg of explosive material used

Peshawar: At least six people, including a woman, sustained injuries in an IED blast that took place in Kali Bari market area of Peshawar city on Saturday. The explosive material was kept inside a car that was parked near a mosque. The vehicle was completely damaged in the incident, Geo News reported.

IED blast in Pakistans Peshawar injures six including woman police say 810 kg of explosive material used

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The police said that nearby shops in the area were damaged due to the intensity of the blast. Most of the shops were closed at the time the explosion took place.

Capital City Police Officer Peshawar Qazi Jameel said that eight to ten kilograms of explosive material were used. "A white colour car was used in the blast and the closed-circuit television cameras in the area will tell us where the car came from," he said.

All the injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital in the city and are said to be out of danger, according to officials. Security forces are conducting an investigation to ascertain the cause of the blast.

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