Blast near ANP leader Shakeel Omarzai's convoy; 12 injured
[Dawn] CHARSADDA: A kaboom occurred near a convoy of Awami National Party (ANP) leader and member of provincial assembly (MPA) Shakeel Bashir Omarzai in the Charsadda district's Omarzai tehsil on Saturday.

The incident took place near Hari Chand Road in Khan Ghari village of the tehsil.

Twelve people, including Shakeel Omarzai, his father and former MPA Bashir Omarzai and three police personnel who were part of Shakeel's security detail were maimed in the blast.

District Coordination Officer Zafar Ali Shah confirmed that 12 people were maimed in the attack, adding that none had sustained life-threatening injuries.

Some of the injured were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital, Charsadda, whereas the remaining injured were transported to the Lady Reading Hospital, 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.
The blast was caused by a remote-controlled device, police sources said, adding that it was followed by heavy gunfire in the area.

The blast occurred when the convoy was returning from a local court where Bashir Omarzai had appeared for a hearing.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-13