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Pakistan: Twin Peshawar suicide blasts leave 45 dead

22nd Sep 2013

PESHAWAR, (The News): At least 45 people were killed and 70 others including women and children were injured in twin suicide blasts in Qissa Khawani bazaar of Peshawar, Geo News reported.


Sources said suicide bombers blew themselves up outside Kohati gate near the Pakistan Church.


Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have cordoned off the area after the blast.


Sources said 35 injured have been shifted to Leady Reading Hospital. More causalities are feared in the blast.


The eyewitnesses said the worshipers were leaving the Church when the blast occurred. More than 500 people were present in the Church at the time of suicide attack.


Commissioner Peshawar Sahidzada Anees has confirmed the death toll in the suicide blast, adding 45 people were also injured. The condition of some is said to be critical, he said.


SSP City Police said a policeman was martyred and another wounded in the attack.


Bomb disposal squad chief Abdul Haq said two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the church when people were coming out after Sunday mass.

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