ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- A huge car bomb explosion greeted the denizens
of a northern Pakistani city on the first day of Ramadan, said police and
media reports on Saturday.
An explosive devise installed in a vehicle exploded with a huge bang
outside a Medical Complex in posh Hayatabad area of Peshawar, capital of
North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), police sources told KUNA.
Sources feared casualties but were unable to give any exact figure saying
rescue operation was underway. The state-run Pakistan Television (PTV)
reported that at least two people have been killed.
Sources said that the explosion had caused heavy damage to the medical
complex and several nearby parked vehicles.
The explosion came as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced to have
nominated their new Amir and spokesman.
It may be mentioned here that the people of NWFP and bordering tribal belt
Saturday observed the first day of holy Ramadan, whereas, the rest of the
country will start observing it from Sunday. (end)
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