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3 police personnel killed in blast in northwest Pak

PTI Islamabad | Updated on May 10, 2011 Published on May 10, 2011

Three police personnel, including a policewoman, were killed and five persons injured today when a bomb went off outside a court complex in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

The blast occurred at the main gate of the district court complex in Nowshera city, 40 km from Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The policewoman was killed instantly and two policemen succumbed to injuries in hospital, doctors said.

There were conflicting reports about the nature of the blast. One report said the blast was caused by a suicide bomber. However, police officials said a bomb was detonated by remote control.

Police has cordoned off the area and started a search operation. Rescue teams have shifted the injured to the local hospitals.

The Prime Minister, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani, strongly condemned the blast and directed the authorities to provide proper medical treatment to the injured.

Published on May 10, 2011
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