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One killed, 15 injured in Peshawar and Quetta blasts

20 December, 2013

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: At least one person was reportedly killed and 15 injured in two different blasts in Peshawar and Quetta on Thursday.

According to reports, a powerful blast took place on Peerano Kali area of Kohat Road Peshawar. Several persons were injured and the rescue teams moved them to hospital for quick medical assistance, added the reports. The rescue teams and heavy contingents of police rushed to the side and cordoned off the area.

Reports said that some unknown culprits hurled bag-packed explosives inside the mosque and fled away from the scene that blasted with a loud bang and caused damages inside the mosque and injured several persons.

The police cordoned off the area while the bomb disposal squad has started collecting samples of the explosives for examining.

Hospital administration said that it is feared that the actual number of blast victims could rise further after confirmation as many injured are in serious condition.

Earlier, one person was killed and 13 others injured in a blast near Meetha Chowk of Pashtunabad in Quetta.

Several neighbouring buildings including shops and homes have also sustained partial damage in the blast, rescue sources told media.

It is feared that the actual number of injured and causalities could mount further.

The bomb disposal squad has also arrived on the scene and launched search for samples of the explosives used in the blast.

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