Afghan seminary teacher among 4 injured in Pak blast

Sunday, Jan 24, 2016,15:34 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Peshawar | At least four persons including an Afghan seminary teacher and a child were today injured in a roadside bomb blast here in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said. The remote-controlled blast, triggered through an improvised explosive device, hit the vehicle of Qari Salahuddin, an Afghan national who runs a madrassa here, they said. His two associates who were travelling in the vehicle and a child in the proximity were also injured in the blast that took place near Chamkani vegetable market.

All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors said their injuries were not life-threatening. Salahuddin’s vehicle was nearly 10 kilometres away from an Afghan refugee camp when it was targeted, police said, adding that investigators arrived at the scene and collected evidences. There was no information immediately available about the attackers.