PESHAWAR – At least a person was reportedly killed and 18, including two women and civil judges injured after a bomb blast exploded targeting a van of judges near Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar on Wednesday.

Rescue team rushed to the spot and shifted injured persons to the nearby hospital.  The police officials have also covered the area, and are launching a search and strike operation. It is the third blast reported today.

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According to the police, it was a suicide bomb blast in which a terrorist struck targeting an official vehicle heading towards Judges Colony carrying the families of judges.

The injured included Civil Judge Asif Jadoon and three female judges who were travelling in the same van.

On the other hand, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed the responsibility of the attack in Peshawar.

Earlier today, at least 6 people including four Levies personnel have been killed as a suicide bomber exploded himself in Mohmand Agency.

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