Police check post destroyed in blast


As the bombing spree in Peshawar city continue, up to nine people including six policemen and a woman were injured when a blast ripped through a police check post located on Ring Road in Peshawar’s cattle market on Sunday.
The blast, fourth in four days, destroyed the outer wall of the check post in the jurisdiction of Chamkani Police Station, besides inflicting injuries on nine people including six policemen, a woman and a child.
Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) officials said that a remote-controlled bomb, containing 5-6 kg explosives, was planted in a field behind the check post.
Police and emergency response teams rushed to the spot and the injured were shifted to
Lady Reading Hospital (LHR). Police and BDS also collected evidence from the blast site.
Several cattle were also killed in the remote control blast besides destruction of a house close to the check post.
Fear and panic gripped the area after the blast and police cordoned off the area and began investigations.
Two vehicles were also destroyed in the blast.
On Saturday, one policeman was killed while 17 others, including six policemen and one
woman were injured in a road side bomb explosion that targetted three police vehicles on GT
Road near Gulbahar police station. The Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed
responsibility of the Saturday blast.
Sunday’s blast was fourth in past five days apparently as a reaction by Taliban militants over the military operation underway in various tribal agencies neighbouring Peshawar.
In a separate incident a tribal chief Sardar Mohammad Sultan was killed in a gun attack by militants in eastern Kurram Agency.