Blast damages shrine in Peshawar
[Dawn] PESHAWAR: Suspected Islamic fascisti blew up a portion of the historical Phandu Baba shrine in the suburban area of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
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police failed to decide if the scene of occurrence was situated in the limits of Badhber cop shoppe or it fell in the jurisdiction of Chamkani cop shoppe.
A police official of the rural circle said that explosives were planted on the premises of the shrine that went off at 7:45pm. The entire building was damaged in the blast but there was no report of casualties, he added.
Officials of Chamkani cop shoppe, when contacted, said the area fell in the jurisdiction of Badhber cop shoppe.
The Badhber police also didnít provide any information about the blast.
No case was registered till filing of this report owing to jurisdiction dispute between the two cop shoppes.
MAN KILLED: One person was killed and his house got damaged in an kaboom at Wadpaga village on the outskirts of Peshawar on Saturday.
The officials of Chamkani cop shoppe said that the blast took place at about 10am. The blast site was away from the main population, they added.
DSP Fazl Wahid Khan said that Omar was injured seriously in the blast. He departed this vale of tears when he was being shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.
The DSP said that the victimís father was taken into custody for interrogation because they had dumped 22 shells of mortar and about 1,000 kilograms of explosives inside the building.
The victimís family, he said, belonged to Kajori area of Khyber Agency and it was yet to be ascertained as if the dear departed was associated with Islamic fascisti or not.
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