12 killed in Peshawar suicide blast

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber on Friday targeted a senior Frontier Constabulary (FC) commander near a security check post in Saddar Cantt area of Peshawar, killing at least twelve people and wounding 14 others, officials said.

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According to Geo News correspondent, a suicide bomber blasted himself near an FC convoy when it stopped at a security check post at Fakhar-e-Alam Road in Saddar area.

A security official said Abdul Majeed Marwat, commander of the paramilitary Frontier Constabulary for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, survived the attack and was taken to a military hospital with “only scratches”.

“It was a suicide attack, the target was the FC commander,” police official Arshad Khan told.

Witnesses said the suicide bomber was on foot and blew himself up when the convoy of the FC chief stopped at a military check post in the busy cantonment area of Peshawar.

The injured included three paramilitary personnel. A pair of legs, presumed to be that of the bomber, were seen at the site.

The bomb disposal squad told that approximately 10 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.

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