Monday, 3 September 2012

The passport of a US national was also found from the site of the explosion.

Police has recovered a half-burnt US passport from a car badly damaged in the blast, officials said.
Vincint cappodic  passport no 910153651
A vehicle of the US Consulate was the target of the attack, sources said.
The blast took place near an office of the United Nations (UN) when a vehicle laden with explosives rammed into the consulate’s car.
The bomb-proof consulate vehicle was destroyed in the blast, whereas, several other vehicles and five to six nearby buildings were also damaged. The explosion left a four-feet-wide and eight-feet-deep crater on the road and uprooted electricity poles in the vicinity.
CCPO Peshawar Imtiaz Altaf confirmed that 110 kilograms of explosives were used in the attack.
Sources at the Khyber Teaching Hospital confirmed that two dead bodies had been received and 19 injured people had been brought in for treatment after the blast.

Speaking to media representatives at the site of the explosion, Federal Minister for Communications Arbab Alamgir Khan confirmed that two foreign nationals had been injured in the attack. The US embassy also confirmed that two foreigners were injured in the blast who were shifted to the US Club in another consulate vehicle immediately after the attack.
The passport of a US national was also found from the site of the explosion.
Sources told DawnNews that threats had been received two days ago about an attack on the US consulate after which security had been put on high alert.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

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