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Monday, July 26, 2010

Suicide blast near Mian Iftikhar residence: eight dead

NOSHEHRA : At least eight persons including four policemen were killed and dozens others injured in a powerful explosion occurred near the residence of Provincial Information Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mian Iftikhar.

According to sources, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a mosque situated near Mian Iftikhar home, when police officials tried to stopped him while trying to walk into the mosque, killing at least eight people including four policemen.

It is worth to mention that the Information Minister’s son Mian Rashid Hussain was killed on Saturday, who was laid to rest yesterday.

Sources said that there were people at his residence in his native Pabbi area of Khan Sher Gharhi at the time of blast to offer condolences to the minister. However, the minister was not present there at the time.

The injured have been a local hospital in Pabbi and some of them are being transported to Lady Reading Hospital.

The blast destroyed at least three to four nearby shops.

Heavy contingents of police were deployed to fend off any potential threat to law and order.

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