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Pakistan Suicide bombing : Two killed 18 injured in Peshawar: Third attack of the day

 2017-02-15 16:45:43.0

Pakistan Suicide bombing : Two killed 18 injured in Peshawar: Third attack of the day

New Delhi : Another suicide bombing has been reported in Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar when a suspected suicide bomber targeted the van carrying civil judges in which Two persons died and about 18 people were injured.

It is the third blast reported today.

A motorcycle struck the front of a car of Peshawar High Court leading to an explosion in which the driver of the vehicle and a passerby was killed.

"A suicide bomber on a motor bike rammed into an official van in which some judges were traveling," senior superintendent of Peshawar police, Sajjad Khan, told the media.

According to him three female and one male judge had been taken to a nearby hospital while the driver of the van and a passerby had been killed.

Among the injured included Civil Judge Asif Jadoon and three female judges who were traveling in the same van.

The attack took place in a wealthy neighborhood of the north-western city, where the vehicle was heading towards Judges Colony carrying the family of judges, where Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school in December 2014 and killed 134 children and 19 adults.

Earlier today, at least 6 people including four Levies personnel have been killed as a suicide bomber exploded himself in Mohmand Agency.

According to reports two suicide bombers tried to barg into a residential colony in agency headquarters Ghillanai, but there attempt was foiled as a bomber was gunned down by the security personnel while the other one exploded himself at the gate.

There was no immediate claim for the attack nut the Jamat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the Mohamand blast. The same group claimed an attack in the city of Lahore on Monday in which 13 people were killed, five of them were policemen.

'The government said the Lahore attack was the beginning of a new campaign of attack the government, security forces , the judiciary and secular political parties.

Security has been improved in Pakistan over the past few years but a spate of attacks in recent days, and the threat by a hard line militant faction to unleash a new campaign against the government, has raised fears of bloodshed.


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