16 injured as explosive-laden vehicle rams into police station in Peshawar, Pakistan

13:31, May 25, 2011      

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A Pakistani soldier stands guard at the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on May 25, 2011. At least 16 people including policemen and one child were injured as an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into a police station early Wednesday morning in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar, reported local English TV channel Express. Pakistan taliban claims responsibility for the suicide car bomb attack, according to local media. (Xinhua/Saeed Ahmad)

At least 16 people including policemen and one child were injured as an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into a police station early Wednesday morning in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar, reported local English TV channel Express.

According to the report, the entire building of a CID (Center of Investigation Department) police station located on the University road of the city was leveled to ground after being hit by an explosive-laden vehicle at about 4:40 a.m. local time Wednesday morning.

Many people were feared buried under the building after explosion and 16 people so far pulled out by the rescue team have been shifted to nearby hospital. At least four of the injured people are in critical condition, said hospital sources.

The blast, which occurred in the heart of the city, was so huge that even people living at the outskirts of the city can hear the blast, said an eyewitness.

Police have cordoned off the area and an investigation into the case is underway. No group has claimed the responsibility for the blast yet.

Wednesday morning's incident in Peshawar is the latest terrorist attack in Pakistan. Following the killing of the al- Qaida chief Osama bin Laden by the U.S. forces in Pakistan early this month, a series of terrorist attacks have been launched by Pakistan Taliban in the country, most of which are targeting at the army and police.


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Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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