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Police: 4 blasts near US Consulate in NW Pakistan

Police: 4 blasts near US Consulate in NW Pakistan

Four bombs exploded in quick succession Monday close to the U.S. Consulate in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, police and witnesses said.
Gunfire was also heard close to the heavily guarded and fortified building in Peshawar, said police officer Aziz Khan.
Two of the blasts took place around 20 yards (meters) from the main entrance to the building, an Associated Press reporter close to the scene said.
The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said it could not comment.
Local TV footage showed soldiers taking up defensive positions on the road outside the consulate. One soldier hit the ground in the middle of the road and began firing as a large explosion sent up a plume of gray smoke nearby.
Rescue workers carried at least one wounded man away on a stretcher, his clothing soaked with blood.


Updated : 2021-04-11 17:11 GMT+08:00