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Five killed, 40 hurt in rocket attacks near Peshawar airport

PESHAWAR: Unknown miscreants fired three rockets intermittently at the Peshawar airport. The explosions were so horrible that their voice was heard in far-flung areas while the windows of nearby buildings were broken as well.

The site of occurrence caught fire after the explosion.

Security forces reached the site of occurrence and cordoned off the related area for in order to avoid any untoward mishap.

Terror and horror gripped the area and people preferred to remain within the limits of their homes. Police official told that they were searching to determine the main point.

According to the eye witnesses, two rockets also fell at the runway of the Peshawar Airport. They said the target of the terrorist was airport. The clouds of smoke and fireflames have also been seen in the locality.

There are reports of counter aerial firing from the Airport Security Forces (ASF) and the law enforcing agencies have blocked the roads around the airport.

Pakistan Army squad has reached the site of occurrence and undertook control of the Airport.

The bodies and injured were rushed to different hospitals where emergency has been declared.

Provincial minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain while talking to Dunya News told that the rockets were fired from outside the airport, yet airport is completely secured.

The minister also said yet law and order situation is not fully clear.  Three attackers also reportedly have been killed during encounter with security forces.

There are rumours that terrorists might have hidden themselves within limits of airport.

Security forces with the help of Pakistan Army have launched search operation but none of the terrorist could be arrested.

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