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Suicide blast in CIA Headquarters kills Eleven in Peshawar

16 October, 2009

Suicide blast in CIA Headquarters kills Eleven in Peshawar
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PESHAWAR: At least eleven people have been killed and several injured in a suicide attack at CIA investigation cell of CIA police station in cantonment area of Peshawar.

Speaking to the media at the scene of the blast, NWFP Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain confirmed the attack as a suicide car bomb blast.

A suicide bomber was in the car that was blown up near two checkposts, one belonged to the army and another to the CIA, Iftikhar Hussain said.

He said the number of people killed in the blast was 11.

I can tell you that 11 people have lost their lives in the attack. Three of them were policemen, he added.

According to our sources, the explosion took place at approximately 1:00 pm in the vicinity of a mosque, an army checkpost and a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) building.

The injured had been shifted to the Lady Reading hospital and several other hospitals across the city where an emergency has been declared.

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Reader Comments:

Terrorism in Pakistan.

For all recent terrorist activities, India must be asked in strong and firm words to stop these terrorist activities. We might have to fight a war on terrorism with India. With India, I hold Mr Nawaz Sharif for taking his revenge. I would not be surprised if one day it is found out that Mr. Nawaz Sharif is a partner with India in war on terror on Pakistan. please note my words for record.

Major (R) T. Nasir, Pakistan - 16 October, 2009

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