Bomb attack on security convoy kills 15 in Peshawar

Eurasia News

Peshawar: A bomb attack on a security convoy in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar has left at least 15 people dead and 25 others injured, the Pakistani police say. The Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported.

Most of the dead and wounded in the Sunday incident are reportedly civilians. According to police official Shafiullah Khan the explosion hit a vehicle in the convoy of paramilitary Frontier Corps troops, but the other vehicles passed by safely.

The blast inflicted damage on many buildings and vehicles nearby. No one has claimed responsibility for the incident, but the Taliban in Pakistan are suspected to be behind the attack.

Reports say acts of violence have claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people in Pakistan over the past six years.

Thousands of Pakistanis have lost their lives in bombings and other militant attacks since 2001, when Pakistan entered an alliance with the United States in the so-called war on terror.  Thousands more have been displaced by the wave of violence and militancy sweeping across the country.