Friday, July 20, 2012

Four injured in firing in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 20 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were injured when some unidentified militants fired at shops near paramilitary forces' headquarters in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Friday morning, local media reported.

The incident happened at about 11:30 a.m. (local time) when two unknown gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire at grocery shops at Frontier road of Peshawar, the capital city of Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The attackers escaped the scene after the firing, according to the report by local Urdu TV channel Express.

The injured have been shifted to hospital. According to hospital sources, two of the injured people are in critical condition.

No group claimed responsibility for the blast yet.

In another incident, a blast took place in Mattani area of Peshawar but no causality was reported in the explosion.

Early Friday morning, a major attack was foiled when a 14- kilogram bomb, planted near a school building was found and defused by bomb disposal squad.

2012-07-20 15:23:46

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