Eight people injured in Rawalpindi blast

August 21st, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Rawalpindi Aug 21 (ANI): At least eight people, including four policemen, were injured in a powerful blast which took near a police patrol car on the Misryal road here on Thursday.

City Police Officer Rao Iqbal said initial investigation suggested that some policemen were on patrol in a private car when probably a grenade was hurled at them from a distance.

All the injured have been admitted to the DHQ hospital, where doctors described one of the injured, Mohammad Imran’s condition as critical.

Another injured person, Mohammad Arif, said after receiving a call from his brother that he has been stopped by police on the Misryal road, he (Arif) along with his friends reached the spot for verification of certain documents when suddenly the blast occurred.

“It looked as if lightning had struck from the sky,” Arif said.

The injured policemen were identified as Aftab, Yousaf, Malik Liaquat and Saeed, The Dawn reports. (ANI)

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