May 23, 2024


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Roadside bomb wounds 23 around Pakistan police station

Pakistani law enforcement say a roadside bomb has exploded in the vicinity of a police station in the garrison metropolis of Rawalpindi

ISLAMABAD — A roadside bomb exploded around a police station in the Pakistani garrison town of Rawalpindi on Sunday, wounding at minimum 23 persons, law enforcement said.

To begin with law enforcement stated a hand grenade was thrown in close proximity to a water filtration plant across the highway from the police station, but a senior Rawalpindi law enforcement officer Ahsan Younas later confirmed the blast was from a machine planted on the aspect of the street.

Law enforcement stated a few of the casualties been given deep wounds, even though others were given medical care and discharged from the hospital.

No a single promptly claimed obligation for the explosion.

The Pakistani military’s headquarters and the offices of the country’s spy businesses are situated in Rawalpindi, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of the capital, Islamabad.

A identical roadside bombing struck Rawalpindi earlier this thirty day period, killing a single individual and wounding seven some others near a hectic bus terminal. In June, a roadside bomb went off in a crowded bazaar in the metropolis, killing a person and wounding 15.

Pakistan has witnessed scores of militant attacks on stability forces and other targets in current yrs.

In October, a potent bomb blast killed at least eight students and wounded 136 other people at an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwestern metropolis of Peshawar.