Twin blasts in Peshawar leave one dead, 19 wounded

A police official was killed and at least 19 people were injured in twin blasts in Mithra, Peshawar today, Waqt News reported.

According to reports, a police convoy was the target of the improvised explosive device (IED), as two people were injured in the first explosion.

The second remote controlled blast took place when investigation teams arrived at the scene, killing one person and injuring at least 17.

SSP Abdul Majid Marwat told the media that 11 officials of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) and Counter-terrorism Department were among the injured. Six civilians were among the injured, he confirmed.

SSP Marwat said the bombs weighed around 4.5 kgs.

The injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital. The area has been cordoned off for investigation.


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