PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Three passers-by were killed and 15 injured Sunday in a suicide bombing in Pakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar triggered by an apparent feud between rival militant groups, police said.
The attacker blew himself up outside the home of a brother of Mubeen Afridi, spokesman for Taleban-linked extremist group Ansar-ul-Islam, who was killed in a remote-controlled blast on Saturday night.
Sunday”s blast struck the residential neighbourhood of Momin in the centre of Peshawar, a hub of militant activity.
“˜There was a man who came in Momin town and opened fire on a house,” senior Peshawar police official Sefwat Ghayour told AFP.
“˜There was retaliatory fire from the house, and in the cross-fire, the suicide bomber blew himself up. In the suicide blast, two ladies and one man were killed and 15 are injured. Among the 15 injured, four are children.”
Police officials said that the dead and injured were passers-by, with no one in the targeted home killed.
Afridi was killed along with his driver on Saturday when a remote-controlled bomb exploded in a car in Peshawar. […]
Peshawar is a frequent target, with at least nine people killed in a suicide attack on the five-star Pearl Continental hotel in early June….