Thursday, 25 August 2011

Eight perish, several hurt in Nowshehra blast

  Updated at: 2108 PST, Thursday, August 25, 2011
Eight perish, several hurt in Nowshehra blast NOWSHEHRA: Eight people were killed and as many sustained injuries in a hand grenade attack near Old Customs House here on Thursday, Geo News reported.

The hand grenade attack took place at a market at Risalpur Chowk where people had come out in big numbers to complete their Eid shopping, said DPO Nowshehra Muhammad Hussain.

The injured and dead were shifted rushed to local hospitals while emergency relief activities have been kick-started by welfare organizations.

Many shops including two hotels were damaged in the attack.

According to some other sources the blast was a result of a remote detonated explosion.
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