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2 killed, 8 injured in Nowshera suicide blast

2 killed, 8 injured in Nowshera suicide blast
May 17, 2018

NOWSHERA: Two people lost their lives and eight others sustained injuries in a suicide attack on a vehicle of the Frontier Corps (FC) at Kutcheri Chowk in Nowshera on Thursday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government spokesman Shaukat Yousafzai confirmed that it was a suicide attack and five kilograms explosives were used in the blast. The bomber riding motorcycle exploded his suicide vest near the FC vehicle due to which the vehicle caught fire.

The injured persons were shifted to Combined Medical Hospital (CMH) Nowshera where condition of four of them was stated to be critical.

The security forces cordoned off the area after the blast and started relief operations.

The area where the blast took place is said to be very busy point where several fruit and vegetable vendors run their business.

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