Blast, shooting at compound of govt official in Pakistan's Peshawar
Published on Feb 18, 2013 3:06 PM
PESHAWAR (Pakistan) (REUTERS) - Two explosions and shooting were heard on Monday outside the office of a senior government official in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, a witness said.
Officials said they feared casualties in the attack on the compound of top political official Muttahirzeb Khan.
Officials suspect two suicide bombers entered the compound, where a meeting of tribal and government officials was being held.
After shooting was heard, two large explosions rattled the compound.
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