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Updated: December 24, 2009 12:16 IST

Explosion heard in Peshawar, say police

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People lay flowers on Wednesday, outside the press club, attacked by a suicide bomber on Tuesday, killing three people, in Peshawar, in the latest of a slew of attacks to strike the city since the military launched a major offensive near the Afghan border. Photo: AP.
People lay flowers on Wednesday, outside the press club, attacked by a suicide bomber on Tuesday, killing three people, in Peshawar, in the latest of a slew of attacks to strike the city since the military launched a major offensive near the Afghan border. Photo: AP.

Police say a large explosion has been heard in Pakistan’s Peshawar city.

Ambulances are rushing to the area, but there was no immediate word on casualties in Thursday’s blast.

Police official Manzur Khan, says the blast occurred along a major road in a commercial area. An office of Pakistan’s main airline is located there, as is a state-run insurance company.

A wave of attacks have occurred in Pakistan since October, as militants apparently retaliate for an army offensive against the Taliban. The attacks have killed more than 500 people.

Peshawar has been hit frequently. A blast outside the local press club killed three people two days ago.

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