One killed in Peshawar suicide blast

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Peshawar, July 8 (ANI): One person was killed and several others were wounded in a suicide blast here on Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses said the blast, which took place near the Police Colony in Chungi Bazaar of the city, was trigerred by a suicide bomber who was dragging a vendor cart loaded with explosives.

Injured have been admitted to the Khyber Teaching Hospital, and the security forces have cordoned-off incident site.

According to North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Inspector General (IG) of police Malik Naveed, legislative assembly speaker Karamatullah Chagharmatti's carcade passed minutes before the blast occurred, and no harm was done to Chagharmatti.

The DCO, Sahibzada Anees said the suicide attacker was the only one who was killed in the blast, The News reports.

The blast occurred hours after President Asif Ali Zardari, for the first time, admitted that Pakistan itself had nurtured militancy to attain some tactical goals.

Zardari said Pakistan deliberately created and nurtured terrorism as a policy to achieve some short-term tactical objectives. (ANI)

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