Peshawar Blasts: 15 dead, scores injured

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Peshawar Blasts
Peshawar, May 29: The four attacks that rocked the Peshawar region on Thursday, May 28 have claimed above 10 lives and injured more than 100 people.

A policeman and a civilian passed away in the night after the evening attacks in a hospital, which raised the death toll to 15, AFP reports quoting police and hospital authorities.

Peshawar which is in the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan saw two explosions around 5:30 PM local time in the Qissa Khwani Bazaar. The bombs were reportedly mounted on motorcycles. After this another suicide attack took place, when a bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the city, killing three people and injuring 15 people.

A fourth attack took place when a suicide attacker exploded a rickshaw near a police checkpoint in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, south of Peshawar. In this attack four people were killed and 13 wounded.

The attacks are supposedly retaliatory strike by the Taliban for the military operations launched against them in the North Western Frontier Province of the Country.

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