Children, women among victims as powerful suicide explosion kill 18, injure 65 in Kohat

Kohat: A powerful suicide blast at Kohat police lines on Hangu road have rendered 18 people dead and over sixty critically wounded mostly children and women, Tuesday in wee hours when faithful were breaking fast on the eve of Laila-tu-Qadar; the holiest night revered by all Muslims.

According to the details police lines is situated in the cantonment area in close vicinity of tribal like region. Hangu is situated in the west and Dara Adam Khel in the North, the volatile areas and hot bed of terrorists.

Some eyewitnesses have disclosed that a suspicious vehicle sneaked in the area; thereafter a huge bang rocked the police lines. As a result around 40 police quarters turned into heap of waste trapping the inmates in debris. 65 wounded, mostly comprising on children and women have been evacuated to hospital.

Commissioner Kohat Khalid Umar Zai while confirming the incident opined that it was a suicide attack however not clear till then whether caused by an explosive loaded vehicle or some thing else. He said emergency has been declared in the hospitals and rescue operation initiated. The sources have claimed that 400 kilograms high graded explosive has been detonated in the incident. It had been feared in the intelligence reports that after the tall repulsive cost the terrorist had designed to hit the soft targets claimed the reports.

Haji Adeel, the senior leader of ANP and member of the Parliament declared the incident very sad; adding the terrorist are followers of Satan; playing with innocent lives throughout country; now we are left with no choice but to take on the monster.

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