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Blast in Peshawar injures 7

Asif Shakoor Reporter

16th Dec, 2019. 01:20 pm
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At least seven people were injured and many cars damaged due to the cylinder blast outside Peshawar High Court on Monday.

According to the details, the blast took place in front of Peshawar High Court in a Rikshaw. Police and Rescue workers reached the spot.

The initial reports suggested that it is cylinder blast but the investigation is under way to determine the cause of blast. The injured have been shifted to nearby hospital, while the forensic teams were there to collect evidence.

A month earlier, Five persons were wounded in a cylinder explosion in Hazarkhwani. The injured were taken to hospital where they were provided emergency treatment.

In the same Two people were wounded in a gas cylinder explosion in a house in Afridiabad.

Officials of the Rescue 1122 said two people sustained burn injuries in fire that broke out after the gas cylinder explosion.

The injured were taken to the hospital. Also, the firefighters put out fire in Regi and Hayatabad Phase 3 Chowk that erupted after the blast.

However it is pertinent to mention that December 16 is the day when five years ago terrorists attacked Army Public School in Peshawar which claimed lives of 132 children and 17 staff members of the school.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa also paid rich tributes on the fifth anniversary of Peshawar Massacre.

rime Minister Imran Khan strongly condemned the APS attack saying “deepest sympathies from me to all those affected by the tragic event in Peshawar.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated the nation’s resolve towards national, regional and world peace.

The premier said that education is the only weapon with which extremism and terrorism could be defeated permanently.

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday, paid rich tribute to Army Public School (APS) martyrs.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), army chief in his heart felt message on the fifth anniversary of APS attack said,

“APS carnage will never be forgotten. Five of the involved terrorists have been hanged through military courts.”

Army Chief said, “Salute to martyrs and their families. We have come a long way in failing terrorism as a nation. ”

Army Chief General Bajwa continued, “United we move towards lasting peace and prosperity of Pakistan.”


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