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Bombs target houses of doctor, trader

PESHAWAR: Residence of a doctor and a trader were targeted with bombs here on Sunday, but no one was injured in both the incidents, police said.

First blast took place outside the residence of Tariq Khan, a doctor, at Landi Sarak on Charsadda Road which damaged a portion of the building, but the inmates remained unhurt.

In his complaint to the Khazana police station, the doctor said that unknown callers using two cell phone numbers had demanded Rs3 million from him, but he had refused to do so. Police said that it was a time device which weighed about 600 grams. The police registered a case and began investigations.

The other blast took place outside the residence of a trader, Ali Haider, at Khan Mast Colony in limits of Yakatoot police station. The blast smashed windowpanes of the house and created panic among people who came out of their houses.

The trader, who deals in scrap, informed police that unknown people had made his life miserable by calling him repeatedly to give them chanda (donations) in the name of Taliban. He said that someone identifying himself as Qari Sahab had called him on phone to pay donation for Taliban in Miramshah.

Police said that FIR had been registered in the case against unknown suspects and investigation got underway.

Meanwhile, one person was injured when an LPG cylinder exploded at City Circular Road on Sunday. The injured was identified as Shakeel. -Bureau Report