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5 Killed and 23 Hurt in Peshawar Twin Blasts

Posted by on Thursday, August 11, 2011, 12:38
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peshawarAt least five people including a 12-year-old child were killed while 23 others sustained injuries as twin blasts rocked Lahore Gate area of Peshawar Thursday.

According to police sources, two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the area who wanted to target high-ranked police offcials.

The first blast occurred at Lahori Gate area near police van in the limits of Gulbahar police station where five persons including a child were killed and 21 got injured.

According to bomb disposal squad, 8 kg of explosives was used in the first blast.

Few minutes later, another suicide bomber blew her up near a check post that injured two persons.

The injured were taken to Lady Reading Hospital while the police has cordoned off the area.

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