Blast at Peshawar Tablighi centre 10 killed, more than 60 injured

2014-01-17 03:15:49 | Al Muslim News
Blast at Peshawar Tablighi centre 10 killed,  more than 60 injured

 

At least ten people were killed and more than 60 injured in a bomb exploded at a religious centre in Pakistani city Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Eyewitnesses said the bomb exploded at Tablighi Markaz on Pajaggi Road run by the Tableeghi Jamaat, just before Maghrib prayers. Around a thousand people were gathered at the seminary for a Shab-i-Juma congregation when the bomb ripped through the centre, according to reports. Provincial Health Minister Shaukat Yousafzai confirmed the number of casualties. “Eight people have died and 67 wounded,” he said. Shafqat Malik, a senior official of the bomb disposal squad, said the bomb was planted inside a canister of ghee (cooking oil). “Around five kilograms of explosive material was used in the blast, which was detonated through a timed device,” he said. An intelligence official, however, said the bomb had been brought in a sleeping-bag, and was “meant to be planted somewhere else but exploded.”.

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