FC soldier martyred, seven wounded in Peshawar suicide bombing

New militant group Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan claims responsibility

09:42 PM | 18 Jul, 2023
FC soldier martyred, seven wounded in Peshawar suicide bombing
Source: Twitter

PESHAWAR – An FC soldier was martyred and seven people, including security personnel, were wounded in a suicide bombing in Peshawar's Hayatabad area.

Reports say a new militant group, Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan, has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

As seen in a CCTV footage, the suicide bomber was driving a black vehicle and he rammed it into an FC vehicle from the rear side when it was on a routine patrol in the capitcal city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Police said FC personnel were the target. Videos circulating on social media show a crowd of people around a vehicle in flames. 

The injured people have been shifted to CMH Hospital while security forces have cordoned off the area to collect the evidence.

The blast comes as Islamabad has asked neighbouring Afghanistan to take action against safe havens of terrorists, who are carrying out attacks in Pakistan.

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif came hard on Afghanistan for not abiding by the Doha agreement and inaction against terrorist safe havens after deadly militant attacks in Balochistan. 

His statement comes a couple of days after a new militant group stormed a garrison in Zhob area of Balochistan and martyred nine Pakistan Army soldiers. 

Taking to Twitter, Khawaja Asif blamed Afghanistan for not fulfilling the “right to be a neighbour and brotherly country,” despite the fact Pakistan has been hosting up to 6 million Afghan refugees for the last 40 years. 

On the contrary, terrorists who killed Pakistanis can find refuge on Afghan soil, he said, adding that such situation cannot continue any longer. He vowed that Pakistan will use all its resources to protect its land and citizens.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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