Peshwar blast death toll rises to ten

Peshawar, Jan. 19(ANI): At least ten security personnel have been killed and twenty wounded from the Khyber Khasadar force when a bomb exploded near a security checkpost situated close to the Karkhano market area.

The blast targeted a vehicle of the Khasadar force and killed the assistant line officer Nawabshah, reports Dawn.

The explosion occurred in Khyber Agency’s Jamrud area, near Karkhano, which is a gateway to Peshawar from the tribal belt, informed the city police officer.

The blast has been cordoned off however an emergency was imposed at Hayatabad medical complex.

Khyber is part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt on the Afghan border and is known to have been a militant stronghold in the past.(ANI)

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