Four dead in suicide attack in Peshawar

The bomber detonated his suicide jacket when he was stopped by policemen at the post outside the State Life Insurance Corporation building on the busy Mall Road in Peshawar cantonment at around 11 am, officials and witnesses said.

A policeman was among the four persons killed, witnesses and officials at the state-run Lady Reading Hospital said.

Several policemen and women were among the 11 injured. No group, however, has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Mall Road is a high-security zone and a school and an office of the Pakistan International Airlines are also located in the area alongwith an army check post.
Witnesses said they had seen body parts of the bomber lying scattered at the site of the blast.

Several cars were damaged by the explosion. Ambulances and private vehicles rushed the bodies and the injured to nearby hospitals. Officials of the bomb disposal squad said the attacker’s jacket was packed with over six kilograms of explosives and ball bearings.

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