Nine injured in bomb attack on paramilitary troops' vehicle in northwestern Pakistan

Source
Xinhua
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2017-01-31
Security officials and people gather at the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Jan. 31, 2017. At least nine people were injured when a remote-controlled bomb hit a vehicle of paramilitary troops in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday, police said. (Xinhua/Ahmad Sidique)


ISLAMABAD, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were injured when a remote-controlled bomb hit a vehicle of paramilitary troops in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday, police said.

City police superintendent Sajjad Khan said that the vehicle of Frontier Corps (FC) was targeted by the remote controlled blast when it was passing by Charsadda Road of Peshawar.

The injured people include three security personnel and six passers-by. They have been sent to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar for treatment.

According to the police official, explosive materials were fixed on the roadside.

Police have cordoned off the area. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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