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11 people suffered from explosion in northwest Pakistan

Seven security staff and four civilians were injured as a bomb was detonated in northwestern Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday. This was stated by rescue teams and police.


The target of the explosion was a vehicle belonging to the paramilitary forces of the Pakistan Frontier Corps. The attack occurred on a busy road in the capital of the province at around 11:00 local time, as an employee of the state rescue service 1122 Muhammad Zain told Xinhua.


He said that rescuers transported the wounded in five ambulances to a nearby hospital. Five of them were in critical condition.


Speaking to Xinhua on condition of anonymity, sources in the counter-terrorism department said that the nature of the explosion was being reserached and an initial investigation indicated that it was an improvised explosive device that was used to carry out the attack.


No group claimed responsibility for the explosion.