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9 injured in explosion near Karkhano police checkpost in Peshawar

At least nine people were injured on Tuesday in an explosion near the Karkhano police checkpost in Peshawar. According to the Hayatabad Medical Complex spokesperson, nine persons injured in the blast were brought to the hospital, of whom five were women. At least one woman is in critical condition, the HMC spokesperson said. Rescue 1122 workers are at the site, which has been cordoned off by the police and Bomb Disposal Units. Law enforcement agencies are conducting a thorough search of the area. The nature of the explosion is still unknown. However, Peshawar Operations SSP Zahoor Babar Afridi told DawnNewsTV that initial probe suggests the explosion was caused by a locally-manufactured explosive device. The Karkhano police checkpost is located at the border between Peshawar and Khyber tribal districts. Multiple attacks on security forces have been carried out in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the past month. On December 19, a Frontier Corps soldier was martyred in a landmine blast in Landi Kotal while on patrolling duty. Another bomb blast took place on December 16 took place outside the KP Assembly in Peshawar, injuring at least 11 people. This is a developing story that is being updated as the situation evolves. Initial reports in the media can sometimes be inaccurate. We will strive to ensure timeliness and accuracy by relying on credible sources such as concerned, qualified authorities and our staff reporters.

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