9 wounded in Peshawar hand grenade blast

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PESHAWAR: A blast at Karkhano checkpost wounded on Tuesday nine people including one policeman, said Civil Military Hospital’s administration. According to the CMH, five women and four men have been wounded in the blast, while two women are in a critical condition. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations Peshawar Zahoor Babar said that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) has been used in the blast targeting the checkpost. According to police, the wounded have been shifted to Hayyatabad Medical Complex. Police said that the Jamrud-Peshawar link road has been cordoned off after the blast. Rescue sources said that the wounded include women and passerby. At least nine people were injured on Tuesday in an explosion near the Karkhano police checkpost in Peshawar. According to the Hayatabad Medical Complex spokesperson, nine persons injured in the blast were brought to the hospital, of whom five were women. At least one woman is in critical condition, the HMC spokesperson said. Rescue 1122 workers are at the site, which has been cordoned off by the police and Bomb Disposal Unit, as personnel comb the area for evidence. Additional Inspector General BDS Shaqat Malik said that a hand grenade was used in the explosion, adding that further investigation into the incident is being carried out. The Karkhano police checkpost is located at the border between Peshawar and Khyber tribal districts.