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Bomb Kills One in Peshawar

by AFP
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Roadside bomb targeted security forces convoy.

A roadside bomb targeting security forces killed at least one person in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, the first deadly attack in Peshawar in two months.

A passerby was wounded in the blast in Peshawar’s upmarket Hayatabad neighborhood, which lies close to Khyber tribal district. The bomb targeted a convoy of security personnel that passed by shortly before the blast and escaped unharmed.

“One person passing in his car was killed while another passerby was wounded, both of them are civilians,” said Rana Umer Hayat, a senior police official.

Peshawar has been the scene of countless bomb and gun attacks in the Pakistani Taliban’s nearly eight-year fight against the state. The city suffered the worst terror attack in Pakistani history in December when Taliban gunmen massacred more than 150 people at an Army-run school, most of them children. But since then there has been something of a lull in violence. The last deadly attack in the city came in February when three heavily armed Taliban militants stormed a Shia mosque, killing 21 people.

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