Six die in Peshawar suicide bombing

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Islamabad, April 29: Six people were killed and 38 wounded Monday when a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle loaded with explosives into a bus in Peshawar, police said.

The suicide bombing took place on University Road, close to a parked police vehicle, Geo TV reported.

"At least six people were killed and 38 others were wounded in the bomb blast," a police officer said.

An earlier report had put the toll at three.

"The commissioner, who passed just a minute before on the road, was the target of the bombing, but he escaped unhurt as the bomber missed the target and struck his motorcycle into a passenger bus," a police officer was quoted as saying.

The suicide bomber's body parts were found at the blast site. However, it was not clear, immediately, whether he wore a suicide vest or the vehicle was rigged with explosives.

Officials estimated the explosives weighed up to six kg.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

IANS

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