Blast outside Peshawar judicial complex kills 15, injures 22

November 19th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar, Nov.19 (ANI): At least 15 were reportedly killed and 22 others injured in a powerful explosion outside a court building in Peshawar on Thursday morning.

According to security officials, the blast occurred near the main entrance of the judicial complex, which is situated on Khyber Road.

Police have cordoned-off the area and injured have been admitted to the Lady Reading Hospital here.

Eyewitnesses said the blast occurred in a car parked adjacent to the building. However, unconfirmed reports said it was a suicide attack.

A large number of lawyers were present inside the complex at the time of the explosion.

Television footage showed the mangled remains of several vehicles parked nearby.

Fire tenders and other emergency services were pressed into service immediately after the blast.

Security officials have cordoned-off the area and launched a massive search and combing operation. (ANI)

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