One killed, 11 hurt in Peshawar bombing (Lead)

May 12th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) A policeman was killed and 11 other people were injured Saturday in a massive blast that targeted a police vehicle in Peshawar, a media report said.

Geo News said an improvised explosive device (IED) targeted the police van that was used to transport prisoners.

One policeman was killed and four were injured. Seven civilians were also wounded.

Several vehicles were damaged in the deafening blast.

At least five kg of explosives were used in the blast, revealed an initial probe.

The bombing took place a day after Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Banaras Khan narrowly escaped death when a remote-controlled bomb exploded Friday.

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