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Blast near Hayatabad Medical Complex kills at least two in Peshawar

Melinda Barton | 17 February, 2017, 01:31

The Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed the attack, media reports said.

The management of Lahore Qalandars have dedicated the win against Karachi Kings to the victims of recent terror attacks in Pakistan.

Also on Wednesday, a suicide bomber on a motor bike attacked a group of judges in a van in Peshawar, killing their driver.

The explosion took place at the headquarters in Ghalanai when two suicide bombers tried to enter the colony and when signalled for stopping - one of them blew himself up while the other was killed by firing of security forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Operations SSP Sajjad Khan said the van was carrying a judge's family when the blast occurred, killing at least two people and injuring three others.

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"We would continue to target Pakistani judiciary and judges as they are helping imprison the mujahideen", a reference to the group's fighters.

Seven policemen, including two high-ranking police officers were among the dead. It reportedly expressed grave concerns over the attacks by JuA, which it alleged was operating from Afghanistan.

Pakistan's foreign office said it had summoned Syed Abdul Nasir Yousafi, deputy head of mission at Afghanistan's embassy in Islamabad, on Wednesday to voice concern about Jamaat-ur-Ahrar "sanctuaries" in Afghanistan.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The spike in militant violence in Pakistan comes after a months-long lull, with officials citing an ongoing counterterrorism military offensive in border areas for the decline in violence.