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Driver killed as suicide bomber hits judges’ van in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: The driver was killed and 18 others, including five civil judges, sustained injuries in a suicide attack in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area, police and rescue sources said. Police have confirmed it was a suicide attack. According to SSP Sajjad, Civil Judge Asif Jadoon and three women were among those injured in the attack. The injured have been rushed to the hospital for medical assistance. Sources said the suicide bomber on motorcycle apparently targeted the van of judges near Hayatabad Medical Complex. Security forces and police have cordoned off the area and launched search operations. Earlier, in the morning five people including three levies personnel were killed and several others injured a suicide attack at the Mohamand Agency headquarters. According to the ISPR, the public relations wing of the military, two suicide bombers riding a motor bike attacked the office of political agent, one of them blew himself at the entrance while the other was shot dead by the guards posted there.

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