Peshawar blast: 2 killed, 18 injured in hospital suicide attack
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.
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.
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.
The bomber struck a crowd of some 200 people gathered at the Civil Hospital in Quetta after the fatal shooting of a senior local lawyer earlier in the day.
Officials say a roadside bomb has exploded near a vehicle carrying paramilitary rangers in southern Pakistan, killing a security official and wounding three officers and five civilians.
President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the US' commitment to partner with Pakistan to combat terrorism after the "appalling" Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore that killed 74 people.