Peshawar blast: 2 killed, 18 injured in hospital suicide attack

Peshawar: At least two people were killed and 18 others injured today when a motorcyle-borne suicide bomber struck a government vehicle in this restive northwestern Pakistani city. The blast occurred in Hayatabad area of Peshawar when a suicide bomber hit a government vehicle, police was quoted as saying by Geo News. At least two people were killed and 18 injured in the suicide attack.

An earlier blast in Peshawar. Reuters

An earlier blast in Peshawar. Reuters

The blast happened as officials from the provincial government were expected to inaugurate the Out Patient Department (OPD) at the Hayatabad Medical Complex, Dawn News reported.

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and other senior party leaders were expected to attend the ceremony. This was the third terrorist attack in Pakistan on Wednesday. At least six persons, including four security personnel, were killed when two Taliban suicide bombers attacked the Mohmand Agency headquarters in the northwest tribal region.

Following this, another suicide bomber blew himself in Mosal Kor, Mohmand Agency, police said. The incident comes barely two days after a suicide blast claimed by the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of the banned Pakistan Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) ripped through the camp of protesting
chemists in front of the Punjab Assembly in Lahore, that killed 13 people.

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Updated Date: Feb 15, 2017 17:41:21 IST

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