11 injured, One Dead after US consulate in Pakistan bombed


A BOMB targeting two US consulate cars exploded in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar today killing one person and hurtful 11 others, police and the US delegation said. 

"Two vehicles of the US consulate were on their way to the consulate when they were attacked," US embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said.

"One vehicle was damaged. There is no death among our personnel and there are no serious injuries," he added.

"Only one car was hit. In that car there were US citizen diplomats and a Pakistani driver," Rodriguez said.
Pakistan officials confirmed a local man riding on a motorbike was killed and 11 others wounded, including two foreigners.

"One person was killed, he was passing on a motorcycle," senior police official Mohammad Ejaz Khan said.
Two foreigners who received "minor injuries" have been discharged from hospital, he added.

Pakistani television showed a vehicle damaged by the explosion, which hurled it against an electricity pole.
Witnesses cited by Pakistan news website Dawn said the blast had left behind a deep crater.

source : heraldsun.com.au

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