Sunday, February 22, 2015

Peshawar College blast

PESHAWAR: An improvised explosive device (IED) planted outside a private college here in Hayatabad went into the early morning hours of Thursday, his door partially damaged.

Local police said that unknown had planted the explosives at the door of the ICMS in Hayatabad Phase V, which ended with a bang after midnight. The explosion caused unrest among the people in the prestigious area. It causes damage to the door and windows of the main school, but no one was injured in the explosion.

The explosion was so strong that the sound can be heard in remote areas. The police registered an FIR against unknown armed men in the police station Hayatabad under the Terrorism Act. An official of the local police station, said the investigation was ongoing, but it seemed a case of extortion related.

He said that unknown persons had demanding extortion from the owner of the university, but the statements in this regard were not recorded. Another official, referring to the opinion of the demining unit said the explosives weighed about two kilograms. He said, launched a search operation in the area to life and several suspects have been detained for questioning in this context.