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At least 14 injured in NW Pakistan in grenade attack

Rescuers work at the blast site in northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Feb. 22, 2011. At least 14 people were injured Tuesday in a grenade attack in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, police sources said. (Xinhua/Saeed Ahmad)

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) — At least 14 people were injured Tuesday in a grenade attack in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, police sources said.

According to security sources, some unknown miscreants riding on a motorcycle attacked an electric pole with a hand grenade in the Shafi market in the cantonment area of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The impact of the blast also destroyed a transformer at the pole damaging some nearby shops. People were injured in the destroyed shops.

All the injured have been shifted to hospital but some of them are reportedly in severe condition.

It was the second bomb attack of the day. Hours earlier, a roadside bomb explosion killed two troops and injured four others in the country’s southwestern port of Gwadar.

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