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PICS: 40 killed, 80 injured in Peshawar car blast

Last updated on: September 29, 2013 21:33 IST

PICS: 40 killed, 80 injured in Peshawar car blast

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At least 36 people were killed and 70 injured in a car bomb blast in Peshawar on Sunday in Pakistan's restive northwest, the third bombing since last Sunday. The blast ripped through the historic Qissa Khawani Bazaar near Khan Raziq police station here in the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Bomb disposal squad personnel who rushed to the site after the explosion said 225 kgs of explosives were used in the blast. Some reports said there were two blasts but it is yet to be confirmed or denied by the police. The dead also included six women and four children, hospital authorities.

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Image: A man helps an injured man walk away from the site of a bomb attack in Peshawar
Photographs: Khuram Parvez/Reuters

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At least 12 are in critical condition, Lady Reading Hospital doctors said. The police station was named after Khan Raziq, a deputy superintendent of police who himself was assassinated a few years ago.

The blast occurred when the police official on duty asked a driver of a car to remove it the site.

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Image: Security officials, rescue workers and residents gather at the site of a bomb attack in Peshawar
Photographs: Khuram Parvez/Reuters

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At least 12 are in critical condition, Lady Reading Hospital doctors said. The police station was named after Khan Raziq, a deputy superintendent of police who himself was assassinated a few years ago.

The blast occurred when the police official on duty asked a driver of a car to remove it the site.

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Image: Security officials, rescue workers and residents gather at the site of a bomb attack in Peshawar
Photographs: Khuram Parvez/Reuters

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This is the third blast since last Sunday when over 80 people were killed as twin suicide bombers struck at a historic church. On Friday, 19 people were killed when a bomb blast took place inside a bus carrying government employees.


Image: Firefighters extinguish a fire at the site of a bomb attack in Peshawar
Photographs: Khuram Parvez/Reuters

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