Peshawar explosion: Police was target of suicide bomber, says interior minister

PESHAWAR: (HRNW) Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday said target of the suicide bomber in Peshawar was police officials.

At least 17 people had died in the blast and more casualties were feared, he said talking to Bol News. The interior minister said actions were being taken at every level against the terrorists.

“The attack cannot be termed as security failure. Police are fighting against terrorists with full might,” he said adding that they could not make intelligence information on Swabi operation public.

Rana Sanaullah said negative comments of terrorism would encourage terrorists. People and security forces could jointly thwart terrorist, he maintained.

He apprised that threats were received from terrorists.