An injured man receives medical treatment at a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, March 29, 2013. A suicide bomber targeting a convoy of paramilitary troops left six people killed and 12 others injured in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Friday morning, a senior officer said. (Xinhua/Ahmad Sidique)
ISLAMABAD, March 29 (Xinhua) -- A suicide bomber targeting a convoy of paramilitary troops left six people killed and 12 others injured in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Friday morning, a senior officer said.
Majeed Marwat, inspector general of the Frontier Corps (FC), said that a suicide bomber exploded himself near the convoy when he was stopped at a security check post at Fakhar-e-Alam Road of a military area in Peshawar.
Six people including two women and a FC man were killed and 12 others including three troops were injured in the blast.
The injured people were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital and a military hospital for treatment, where two of them were reportedly in critical condition, said hospital sources.
According to initial investigations by bomb disposal squad officials, the suicide bomber was carrying an estimated 10 to 12 kg of explosives.
The incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. (local time) in Peshawar city, the provincial capital of the country's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
The police has cordoned off the area and further investigation is underway.
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