Jan 13, 2014, 12:08 PM
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Explosion injures policeman in NW Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 13, IRNA -- A remote-controlled explosion occurred in Pakistan’s north western city of Peshawar Monday leaving one policeman injured, local officials reported.

The blast occurred where the funeral prayer of slain Awami National Party (ANP) leader Mian Mushtaq Ahmed was scheduled to be held.

According to the police, security arrangements were being made in Badbher’s Sulemankhel area in the suburbs of Peshawar for the funeral prayers of Mushtaq Ahmed.

A police mobile was transporting a walkthrough gate to be installed at a location when the explosion occurred. Subsequently, one policeman was injured.

Two to two and a half kilograms of explosives were used in the making of the bomb that triggered the explosion, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Badbher Faisal Wahid told reporters.

He added a search operation was underway in the area and 10 to15 suspects had been detained, adding that security was beefed up in the locality.

On Sunday, unknown gunmen shot dead ANP’s Mian Mushtaq along with two others in Peshawar, hours after a bomb attack in another part of the region killed five.