Nowshera: 12 injured in a blast at Kutchehry Chowk

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At least 12 people, included six security forces’ personnel, were injured in a suicide blast apparently targeting a Frontier Corps vehicle in Nowshera on Thursday.

District Police Officer Shahzad Nadeem Bukhari, confirming the number of wounded, said that a suicide attacker on a motorbike detonated explosives near a security forces vehicle at Kutchehry Chowk. The FC vehicle, he said, was travelling from Rawalpindi to Peshawar at the time of the attack.

Spokesman to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, Shaukat Yousafzai, confirmed that the blast was a suicide attack. He added that the bomb contained 5 kilograms of explosive material.

The wounded have been taken to District Headquarters Hospital Nowshera and Combined Military Hospital for treatment.

 

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