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Pakistan: Nowshera suicide blast injures 12

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 17 :
 As many as 12 people, including six police officers, were injured in a suicide explosion targeting a Frontier Corps vehicle in Nowshera city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Thursday.

According to District Police Officer Shahzad Nadeem Bukhari, a suicide bomber, who was travelling on a motorcycle targeted a vehicle of the security forces at Kutchehry Chowk in the city. He also confirmed the figures of those who were injured in the attack, The Dawn reported.

The security personnel were travelling to Peshawar from Rawalpindi.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, Shaukat Yousafzai's spokesperson, while confirming the blast as a suicide attack said that the bomb contained five kilograms of explosive material.

The injured have been rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital Nowshera and Combined Military Hospital for medical treatment.

The recent suicide explosion comes after a security personnel was killed and six people, including two policemen, were injured after a remote-controlled bomb went off near a police van in Bannu district of KP province on May 11.

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