Blast in Pakistan's Hayatabad, at least one killed, several injured

Peshawar Officials use a crane to lift a security vehicle at the site of a suicide bomb attack on Monday. A military officer was martyred and 10 other people were injured when a suicide bomber struck the vehicle carrying personnel of the Frontier Corps

Blast in Pakistan's Hayatabad, at least one killed, several injured

Two security personnel of of Frontier Constabulary (FC) including an officer were killed and at least seven others were wounded in a powerful blast in Hayatabad area of Peshawar on Monday morning.

The attack in Peshawar comes a day after the Pakistan Army announced it had launched an operation in Khyber to rout Islamic State (IS) militants who it said were operating in the volatile tribal area.

Resultantly, FC Major Jamal Sheran embraced martyred whereas four other security personnel were injured.

According to the SP, the suicide attacker riding a motorcycle targeted the FC convoy when it was travelling from its camp in Hayatabad to the headquarters in Qila Bala Hisar.

The blast took place near Bagh-e-Naran Chowk in Hayatabad.

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According to the SSP Operation Sajjad Khan, among martyred was a Major rank officer.

Sources said that the blast also caused damage to two vehicles which were part of the FC convoy.

Bodies and the injured have been shifted to Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar and CMH Peshawar.

After the incident, the security forces covered the area to collect the evidence.

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