SP among five killed, 40 injured in suicide blast
A suicide bomber here Wednesday attacked the vehicle of SP Investigation, Hilal Haider Khan in congested Qissakhwani bazaar in City, killing him along with four other persons and wounding 40 others.
SP City, Asif Iqbal told journalists that it was a suicide attack in which the bomber came on foot in a flash and blew himself up close to the vehicle of SP Investigation, Hilal Haider when reached at Khan Raziq Shaheed police station. As result SP Investigation, Hilal Haider, his driver Ilyas, gunman Murad Khan and two passersby whose identity could not be ascertained were killed on-the-spot.
As many as 40 people were wounded in the attack. The vehicle of slain police officer was totally destroyed in the blast. The funeral prayer of the slain SP would be offered at Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines at 2:00 p.m.
DIG Bomb Disposal Sqaud, Shafqat Malik while talking to reporters confirmed the blast as suicide attack and said that 6 to 7 kilograms explosives were used in the attack.
The injured were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital where condition of some was stated to be critical. Many of the shops, buildings and vehicles were badly damaged. The bang of the blast was heard far and wide. The law enforcers cordoned off the area and started investigations to find out the involved perpetrators.
The injured were identified as Adur Rahman son of Abdul Hameed resident of Wazir Bagh, Almas Khan son of Shahsawar Khan resident of Kakshal Peshawar, Amir Shah son of Kabil Shah resident of Hangu, Arbad Ali Khan son of Arbab M Jan resident of Akhoon Abad Peshawar, Basher Zada son of Sherzada, Faizan Ali Ahmad resident of Mahalla Jangi Peshawar, Farhan son of Nisar Ahmad resident of Hashtnagri Peshawar, Farman Shah son of Sher Shah resident of Dalazak Road, Habib Ur Rahman son ofMumtaz Khan resident of Lakki Marwat, Hasina w/o Anjum resident of Khyber Bazaar Peshawar, Hizaruddin, Irshad son of M Wali resident of Chagar Matti Peshawar, Izat Ullah son of Fazli Raheem resident of Gujar Abad, Jalil son of Sakar Din resident of Matani, Jalil (Sub Inspector), Javeed son of Gul Faraz resident of Mashokhel Peshawar, Laiq Shah son of Said Ali Shah resident of Matani, M Aslam son of Nawab Khan resident of Lakki Marwat, M Iqbal son of Taj Muhammad resident of Dairy Baghwanan, Munir Ahmad son of Inam Muhammad, resident of Hangu, Naik Muhammad son of Ghareeb Shahresident of Malakand, Nasrullah Jan son of Bahadar Khan resident of Pakha Ghulam Peshawar, Niamat Wazir Muhammad, Raheem Gul son of Chaman Gul resident of Ghari Kamar Din Peshawar, Rasheed Khan, son of Tawas Khan, Rasool Khan, son of Haji Malook Khan, Rustum Hashim resident of Hazar Khwani, Sabz Ali son of Abdur Razaq, Salih Muhammad son of Wali Muhammad resident of Matani, Subhani resident of Said Sharf Gul resident of Swat Malamjaba, Tahira w/o Nisar Ahmad resident Hashtnagri, Wali Ullah son of Sher Alam resident of Faqir Kalay, Yar Jan son of Faraz Khan resident of Peshawar and Zafar Khattak son of Jan Badshah, resident of Karak.