20 killed, 80 injured in Peshawar blast

December 5th, 2008 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar, Dec. 5 (ANI): At least 20 have been killed and more than 80 injured in a high intensity blast near Imam Bargah in Koocha Risaldar area of Peshawar today.

Inspector General of Police, North West Front Province, Malik Naveed Khan said while talking to a news channel that about 20 to 25 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast which was planted in a vehicle.

The explosion has left a crater on the ground which indicates the blast was not a suicide attack, The News quoted Khan, as saying.

The injured are being taken to nearby hospitals.

Ambulances and rescue teams headed towards the blast site a congested area that has been cordoned off by the police.

Windowpanes of the nearby buildings were shattered by the blast, which also damaged many shops and vehicles. (ANI)

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