10 killed in, 18 inured in R.A. Bazar suicide attack


Rawalpindi: At least ten persons were killed and eighteen others wounded in a suicide attack at R.A. Bazar area of Rawalpindi on Monday morning. Superintendent Police Potohar Town has confirmed that martyred include six security personnel and four civilians. He said security of the city has been beefed up.

He said the injured have been shifted to MH‚ CMH and civil hospital. A few eyewitnesses claimed a bicycle rider was spotted on the location and some people tried to overpower him before he blew himself up. Police collected parts of suicide bomber. Five to eight kilograms of explosives were used in the blast, sources said.

The dead bodies were shifted to the CMH Rawalpindi while the injured were transported to various medical facilities. Emergency has been declared in all the hospitals. The Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressed his profound grief over the recent terrorist attacks targeting security personnel.

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